On This Day

What Happened in June 1802

Historical Events

  • Jun 4 Grieving over the death of his wife, Marie Clotilde of France, King Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia abdicates his throne in favor of his brother, Victor Emmanuel
  • Jun 15 Toussaint L'Ouverture leaves Haiti, prisoner on French ship Héros

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Adrian van der Hoop Jr, Dutch poet/critic
  • Jun 12 Harriet Martineau, British controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist, born in Norwich, Norfolk, England (d. 1876)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 28 Johann Jakob Engel, German author (Herr Lorenz Stark), dies at 60