On This Day

What Happened in June 1788

Historical Events

  • Jun 7 French peasants stone the Army in Grenbole, an event known as the Day of the Tiles
  • Jun 11 1st British ship built on Pacific coast begun at Nootka Sound, BC
  • Jun 11 Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska

Historic Event

Jun 17 After a lengthy stay in Europe, future US President John Adams and his wife Abigail Adams return to Boston

Constitution of the United States

Jun 21 US Constitution comes into effect when New Hampshire is the 9th state to ratify it

  • Jun 21 The population of Vizille, France, demands local parliament
  • Jun 25 Virginia becomes 10th state to ratify US constitution

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 21 Princess Augusta of Bavaria, born in Strasbourg (d. 1851)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 12 Johann A Cramer, prime minister/poet, dies at 65
  • Jun 18 Adam Gib, Scottish religious leader, dies at 74
  • Jun 21 Johann Georg Hamann, German counter-enlightenment philosopher ("Reason is language"), dies at 57
  • Jun 28 Johann Christoph Vogel, German composer, dies at 32