On This Day

What Happened in June 1799

Historical Events

Historic Expedition

Jun 5 Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland set sail in the Pizarro from A Coruña and begin their 5 year Latin American expedition

  • Jun 22 Britain and Russia decide to invade Batavian Republic

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 6 Alexander Pushkin, Russian writer and poet (Eugene Onegin), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1837)
  • Jun 18 William Lassell, British astronomer who discovered satellites of Uranus and Neptune, born in Bolton, England (d. 1880)
  • Jun 23 John Milton Bernhisel, American physician (d. 1881)
  • Jun 25 David Douglas, Scottish botanist (Douglas fir), born in Scone, Perthshire, Scotland (d. 1834)

Famous Deaths

Patrick Henry

Jun 6 Patrick Henry, American Revolutionary and Founding Father famous for his "Give me liberty or give me death" speech, dies at 63

  • Jun 7 Increase Sumner, American politician (5th Governor of Massachusetts), dies at 52
  • Jun 18 Johann Andre, German composer, dies at 58