What Happened in June 1786

Historical Events

  • Jun 8 Commercially made ice cream 1st advertised (Mr Hall in NYC)
  • Jun 10 A landslide dam on the Dadu River caused by earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China
  • Jun 29 Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 13 Winfield Scott, American army general (Union) and presidential candidate, born in Petersburg, Virginia (d. 1866)
  • Jun 20 Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, French poet (Bouquets et prières), born in Douai, France (d. 1859)

Famous Deaths

Nathanael Greene

Jun 19 Nathanael Greene, American Military Leader (major general during the American Revolutionary War), dies at 43