On This Day

What Happened in June 1796

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Last of Britain's troops withdraws from USA
  • Jun 1 Tennessee admitted as 16th US state

Famous Birthdays

Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot

Jun 1 Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French mechanical engineer and mathematician known as the "father of thermodynamics", born in Paris, France (d. 1832)

  • Jun 14 Nikolai Brashman, Russian mathematician, born in Neu-Raußnitz, Austrian Empire (d. 1866)
  • Jun 25 Ferdinando Giorgetti, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1867)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 8 Felice Giardini, Italian composer, dies at 80
  • Jun 11 Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and Member of Parliament, dies at 75
  • Jun 11 Nathaniel Gorham, American politician (6th President of the Confederation Congress), dies at 58
  • Jun 26 David Rittenhouse, American astronomer, inventor, and mathematician, dies at 64
  • Jun 30 Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman, dies at 71