On This Day

What Happened in June 1767

Historical Events

  • Jun 18 Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti; considered the first European to reach the island
  • Jun 29 British pass Townshend Revenue Act levying taxes on America, helping to intensify opposition to British rule

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 15 Rachel Donelson Jackson, wife of President Andrew Jackson (1828-37), (d. 1828)
  • Jun 22 Wilhelm von Humboldt, German philosopher and statesman (d. 1835)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 25 Georg Philipp Telemann, German late baroque composer, dies at 86