On This Day

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]

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Jun 14 Napoleon forms Ligurian Republic

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 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