On This Day

What Happened in June 1773

Historical Events

  • Jun 17 CĂșcuta, Colombia is founded by Juana Rangel de CuĂ©llar

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 John Randolph [of Roanoke], American planter, Congressman (Virginia) and Minister to Russia, born in Cawsons, Virginia (d. 1833)
  • Jun 3 Caspar G C Reinwardt, German/Dutch biologist
  • Jun 3 Michael Gottard Fischer, composer
  • Jun 13 Thomas Young, British physician and physicist (light interference), born in Milverton, Somerset, England (d. 1829)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 27 Mentewab, dowager Empress of Ethiopia (b. circa 1706)