On This Day

What Happened in June 1773

Historical Events

  • Jun 17 Cúcuta, Colombia is founded by Juana Rangel de Cuéllar

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 Reinwardt, German Dutch biologist (Bogor Botanical Garden, Indonesia), born in Lüttringhausen (d. 1854)
  • Jun 3 Michael Gottard Fischer, German composer and organist, born in Alach (d. 1829)
  • 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)