What Happened in June 1762

Historical Events

  • Jun 15 Austria uses 1st paper currency
  • Jun 28 1st reported counterfeiting attempt (Boston)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 28 Russian Tsarina Catherine II seizes power, declaring herself sovereign ruler of Russia

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (d. 1844)
  • Jun 24 Johann Paul Wessely, composer

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 29 Russian Tsar Peter III divorces his wife Catherine II

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 6 George Anson, 1st Baron Anson, British Royal Navy officer, dies at 65
  • Jun 17 Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French writer (b. 1674)
  • Jun 19 Johann Ernst Eberlin, German composer, dies at 60