On This Day

What Happened in June 1781

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jun 3 Jack Jouett rides to warn Thomas Jefferson of British attack

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 5 Christian August Lobeck, German classical scholar, born in Naumburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany (d. 1860)

George Stephenson

Jun 9 George Stephenson, English engineer known as the "Father of Railways" (Locomotion No. 1, Standard Gauge), born in Newcastle, England

  • Jun 10 Giovanni Battista Polledro, Italian composer, born in Piovà Massaia, Italy (d. 1853)
  • Jun 21 Siméon-Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist (the Poisson distribution), born in Pithiviers, France (d. 1840)