On This Day

What Happened in June 1778

Historical Events

  • Jun 18 British Redcoats evacuate Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and head for New York
  • Jun 19 Washington's troops finally leave Valley Forge
  • Jun 24 David Rittenhouse observes a total solar eclipse in Philadelphia

Liberty Bell

Jun 27 Liberty Bell returns home to Philadelphia after the British departure

  • Jun 28 Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey (General Washington beats Clinton)
  • Jun 28 Mary Ludwig Hayes "Molly Pitcher" aids American patriots

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 7 Beau [George Bryan] Brummel, English dandy, born in London, England (d. 1840)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 7 Johann Georg Zechner, Austrian composer, dies at 62
  • Jun 12 Philip Livingston, American businessman and politician (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 62
  • Jun 16 Konrad Ekhof [Hans Konrad Dieterich Eckhof], German actor and director, dies at 57
  • Jun 24 Pieter Burman the Younger, Dutch philologist, dies at 64
  • Jun 26 Angelo Antonio Caroli, Italian composer, dies at 77