On This Day

What Happened in June 1775

Historical Events

  • Jun 12 1st naval battle of Revolution-Unity (US) captures Margaretta (Br)

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Jun 14 US Army first forms as the Continental Army to fight American Revolutionary War

US General Nathanael Greene
US General
Nathanael Greene

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Jun 15 George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, the day after Congress establishes the force

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Jun 17 Battle of Bunker Hill (actually it was Breed's Hill)
  • Jun 22 1st Continental currency issued ($3,000,000)
  • Jun 23 1st regatta held on river Thames, England

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 12 Karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal, born in Halle, Germany (d. 1851)
  • Jun 13 Antoni Radziwiłł, Polish-Lithuanian politician, cellist, and composer, born in Vilnius, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (now Lithuania) (d. 1833)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 11 Egidio Romoaldo Duni, Italian composer, dies at 67
  • Jun 17 Major John Pitcairn, British marine (killed in battle) (b. 1722)
  • Jun 17 Joseph Warren, American physician and soldier, dies at 34
  • Jun 23 Karl Ludwig, Freiherr von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and writer (b. 1692)