What Happened in June 1762

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (d. 1844)
  • Jun 24 Johann Paul Wessely, Czech composer, born in Frauenberg, Germany (d. 1810)

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 6 George Anson, 1st Baron Anson, British Royal Navy officer, dies at 65
  • Jun 17 Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French tragic poet and playwright (Rhadamiste et Zénobie), dies at 88
  • Jun 19 Johann Ernst Eberlin, German composer, dies at 60