On This Day

What Happened in June 1768

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jun 10 British customs officials seize John Hancock's ship, "The Liberty", on the suspicion that Hancock had illegally unloaded cargo without paying duties a month earlier

  • Jun 21 1st medical diploma in America is granted to Dr John Archer from the College of Philadelphia

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 9 Samuel Slater, English-American industrialist who brought the textile industrial revolution to America, born in Belper, Derbyshire, England (d. 1836)
  • Jun 30 Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, First Lady of the United States (1817-25) as the wife of the fifth President James Monroe, born in NYC, New York (d. 1830)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 8 Johann Winckelmann, German archaeologist (History of Ancient Art), dies at 50
  • Jun 15 James Short, Scottish mathematician and manufacturer of telescopes, dies at 57
  • Jun 19 Benjamin Tasker, Governor of Maryland (b. 1690)