On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1772

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Marion du Fresne is killed at Tacoury's Cove, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, by local Māori

Famous Deaths

  • Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (made important discoveries in the south Indian Ocean, in Tasmania and in New Zealand), killed by local Maori in New Zealand at 48 (b. 1724)