On This Day

What Happened in June 1770

Historical Events

  • Jun 3 Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo founded in California

Historic Discovery

Jun 11 Captain James Cook discovers Great Barrier Reef off Australia

  • Jun 19 General Church of New Jerusalem established
  • Jun 19 Emanuel Swedenborg reports the completion of the Second Coming of Christ in his work True Christian Religion
  • Jun 28 Quakers open a school for blacks in Philadelphia

Famous Birthdays

Manuel Belgrano

Jun 3 Manuel Belgrano, Argentine politician and Military Leader who took part in the Argentine Wars of Independence and created the Flag of Argentina, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1820)

  • Jun 4 James Hewitt, American composer and conductor, born in Dartmoor, England (d. 1827)

Robert Jenkinson

Jun 7 Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Tory: 1812-27), born in London (d. 1828)

  • Jun 20 Moses Waddel, American educator, minister and bestselling author (Memoirs of the Life of Miss Caroline Elizabeth Smelt), born in Rowan County, North Carolina (d. 1840)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 23 Mark Akenside, English poet and physician, dies at 48