What Happened in June 1797

Historical Events

  • Jun 2 Surveyor Charles Brodhead achieves the 1st ascent of Giant Mountain (4,626 feet) in Adirondack, New York, the 1st of any Adirondack High Peak [1]
  • Jun 11 Spanish Mission San José founded by Franciscan Padre Fermin Francisco de Lasuen at the Ohlone Village of Oroysom in Alta California (now Freemont, California)

Historic Event

Jun 14 Napoleon forms Ligurian Republic

  • Jun 26 Charles Newbold patents 1st cast-iron plow, though farmers fear effects of iron on soil

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 24 John Hughes, 1st Archbishop of the Archdiocese of New York, born in Annaloghan, County Tyrone, Kingdom of Ireland (d. 1864)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 17 Aga Mohammed Khan, cruel ruler of Persia, castrated & killed