On This Day

What Happened in June 1792

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Kentucky admitted as 15th US state
  • Jun 4 Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for Britain
  • Jun 12 Captain George Vancouver discovers site of Vancouver, British Columbia

Historic Event

Jun 13 King Louis XVI dismisses French government

  • Jun 21 Vancouver meets Spanish ships Sutil & Mexicana off Vancouver, British Columbia

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 9 Frederic de Merode, Earl of Merode, Belgian revolutionary, born in Maastricht (d. 1830)
  • Jun 13 William Austin Burt, American scientist, surveyor and inventor who patented America's first typographer (typewriter) and the equatorial sextant, born in Petersham, Massachusetts (d. 1858)
  • Jun 16 Sir Thomas Mitchell, Australian explorer (d. 1855)
  • Jun 16 John Linnell, English artist (d. 1882)
  • Jun 16 Francis Johnson, American keyed Kent bugle virtuoso, violinist, bandleader, and composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1844) [1]
  • Jun 19 Gustav Schwab, German writer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1850)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 4 John Burgoyne, British general (surrendered at Saratoga during the American Revolutionary War), dies at 70
  • Jun 16 Benjamin Tupper, Continental Army officer, and pioneer to the Ohio Country (b. 1738)
  • Jun 25 Thomas Peters, Early Sierra Leonean founder (b. 1738)
  • Jun 30 Francesco Antonio Rosetti, Bohemian composer, dies