On This Day

What Happened in June 1771

Historical Events


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Jun 2 "Armida", an operatic 'dramma per musica' by Antonio Salieri debuts at the Vienna Burgtheater

Composer Antonio Salieri
Composer
Antonio Salieri

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Ferdinando Paer, composer
  • Jun 3 Sydney Smith, Woodford Essex, preacher/reformer/author
  • Jun 3 Charles Bernard Desormes, Dijon, French Physicist and Chemist who determined the ratio of the specific heats of gases as well as the exact composition of carbon monoxide and carbon disulphide
  • Jun 5 Ernest Augustus I, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (1837-51), born in Buckingham House, London (d. 1851)
  • Jun 5 Willem Frederik van Bylandt, Dutch military officer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1855)
  • Jun 12 Patrick Gass, sergeant of Lewis and Clark Expedition, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1870)
  • Jun 19 Joseph Diez Gergonne, French mathematician, born in Nancy, France (d. 1859)
  • Jun 20 Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, Scottish philanthropist, born in St Mary's Isle, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland (d. 1820)
  • Jun 24 Éleuthère Irénée du Pont, French-American chemist and industrialist (E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company), born in Paris (d. 1834)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 8 George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, English statesman, dies at 54
  • Jun 23 Jean-Claude Trial, French composer, dies at 38