What Happened in June 1763

Historical Events

  • Jun 2 Pontiac's Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison's attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Christian Gottlob Saupe, composer, born in Wechselburg, Electoral Saxony, Holy Roman Empire (now Germany) (d. 1819)
  • Jun 13 José Bonifácio de Andrada, Brazilian statesman, born in Santos, São Paulo (d. 1838)
  • Jun 14 Johann "Giovanni" Simon Mayr, German composer and music director (Cathedral of Bergamo, 1802-45), born in Mendorf, Bavaria (now Germany) (d. 1845)
  • Jun 15 Franz Danzi, German composer and cellist, born in Schwetzingen (d. 1826)

Wolfe Tone (1763-1798)

Jun 20 Irish republican and revolutionary figure (United Irishmen), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • Jun 21 Pierre-Paul Royer-Collard, French statesman and philosopher, born in Sompuis, France (d. 1845)
  • Jun 23 Joséphine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon I and first Empress of France (1804-14), born in Les Trois-Îlets, Martinique (d. 1814)
  • Jun 26 George Morland, English artist of rural landscapes, born in London (d. 1804)
Born in 1763

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Johann Caspar Vogler, German composer, dies at 67