On This Day

What Happened in June 1798

Historical Events

  • Jun 5 The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated
  • Jun 7 Jews of Pesaro Italy fast commemorating murder of Jews

Historic Publication

Jun 7 Thomas Malthus publishes the first edition of his influential 'Essay on the Principle of Population' (date of the unsigned preface)

  • Jun 13 Mission San Luis Rey de Francia founded in California
  • Jun 25 US passes Alien Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 5 Alexei Fyodorovich Lvov, Russian composer, born in Reval, Russian Empire (now Tallinn, Estonia) (d. 1870)
  • Jun 12 Samuel Cooper, American General (Confederate Army), born in New Hackensack, Dutchess County, New York (d. 1876)
  • Jun 21 Wolfgang Menzel, German writer, born in Waldenburg, Silesia (d. 1873)
  • Jun 29 Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet and philosopher (The Poems of Leopardi), born in Recanati, Italy (d. 1837)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 25 Thomas Sandby, English architect (Royal Academy's 1st professor of Architecture) dies (b. 1721)
  • Jun 26 Eugene Godecharle, composer, dies at 56
  • Jun 28 Pierre Dutillieu, composer, dies at 44
  • Jun 29 Kaat Mussel [Catharina Mulder], Dutch organist (led Orange riots in Rotterdam), dies at 75