On This Day

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
  • 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 (d. 1845)
  • Jun 15 Franz Danzi, German composer and cellist, born in Schwetzingen (d. 1826)

Person of interestWolfe Tone

Jun 20 Wolfe Tone, Irish republican and revolutionary figure (United Irishmen), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1798)

Irish Republican and Revolutionary Wolfe Tone
Irish Republican and Revolutionary
Wolfe Tone
  • 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)

Famous Deaths

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