On This Day

What Happened in June 1769

Historical Events

  • Jun 4 A transit of Venus is followed five hours later by a total solar eclipse, the shortest such interval in history

Historic Event

Jun 7 American frontiersman Daniel Boone ascends Pilot Knob, setting sight on the fertile hunting grounds of what is now known as the Bluegrass Region of the State of Kentucky [exact date disputed]

  • Jun 17 Design of Madonnina statue chosen, symbol of the city of Milan that stands atop spire of the Cathedral, designed by sculptor Giuseppe Perego [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Joseph Antoni Frantiszek Elsner, composer
  • Jun 14 Dominique Della-Maria, French Italian composer (The Prisoner), born in Marseilles France (d. 1800)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Edward Holyoke, American academic and 9th President of Harvard University, dies at 79