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

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Jun 7 Daniel Boone begins exploring Bluegrass, State of Kentucky

Frontiersman and Explorer Daniel Boone
Frontiersman and Explorer
Daniel Boone

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