On This Day

What Happened in June 1777

Historical Events

  • Jun 13 Leonard Norcross patents a submarine diving suit

Historic Event

Jun 14 US Continental Congress adopts the Stars & Stripes flag, designed by Francis Hopkinson, replacing the Grand Union flag

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 12 Robert Clark, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1819-21), born in Washington County, New York (d. 1837)
  • Jun 15 J├ínos Fusz, Hungarian-German composer, born in Tolna, Hungary (d. 1819)
  • Jun 24 John Ross, British naval officer and explorer, born in Balsarroch, Scotland (d. 1856)

Famous Weddings

Betsy Ross

Jun 15 American seamstress Betsy Ross (25) weds (for the 2nd time) mariner Joseph Ashburn

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 16 Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gresset, French poet and dramatist (b. 1709)
  • Jun 22 Josef Christian, German sculptor, dies at 71