On This Day

What Happened in June 1770

Historical Events

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

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

Jun 11 Captain James Cook discovers Great Barrier Reef off Australia

Explorer James Cook
James Cook
  • 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

Person of interestManuel 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)

Argentine Politician and Military Leader Manuel Belgrano
Argentine Politician and Military Leader
Manuel Belgrano
  • Jun 4 James Hewitt, American composer and conductor, born in Dartmoor, England (d. 1827)

Person of interestRobert Jenkinson

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

British Prime Minister Robert Jenkinson
British Prime Minister
Robert Jenkinson
  • 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