On This Day

What Happened in June 1787

Historical Events

  • Jun 6 Franklin College founded, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Now part of Franklin & Marshall College.

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Jun 8 "Tarare" an opera by Antonio Salieri premieres at the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin in Paris

Composer Antonio Salieri
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Antonio Salieri
  • Jun 12 US Law passes providing a senator must be at least 30 years old
  • Jun 20 Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the United States

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 4 Constant Prévost, French geologist, born in Paris (d. 1856)
  • Jun 27 Thomas Say, American naturalist and father of descriptive entomology, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1834)
  • Jun 28 Harry Smith, English military commander and leader of British-Indian forces (Battle of Aliwal), born in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, England (d. 1860)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 19 Sophie Hélène Béatrix, Princess of France, daughter of Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette, dies aged 11 months 10 days
  • Jun 20 Carl Friedrich Abel, German/British viola player/composer, dies at 63