On This Day

What Happened in June 1785

Historical Events

  • Jun 15 2 French balloonists die in world's 1st fatal aviation accident

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 Jean Paul de Gua de Malves, French mathematician (b. 1713)
  • Jun 5 Gottfried August Homilius, composer, dies at 71
  • Jun 6 Johann Michael Demmler, German composer, dies at 36
  • Jun 25 Pierre Talon, French composer and cellist, dies at 63
  • Jun 25 Pieter Kintsius, VOC-supercarga/chief on Macau, dies at 53
  • Jun 27 Egbert de Free Temminck, Amsterdam regent, dies at 84
  • Jun 30 James Oglethorpe, English general and founder of the state of Georgia (b. 1696)