On This Day

What Happened in June 1803

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jun 9 British explorer Matthew Flinders arrives in Sydney becoming the first person to circumnavigate Australia, proving it is one continent [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 4 Gabriel J. Rains, American army officer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in New Bern, North Carolina (d. 1881)
  • Jun 10 Henry Darcy, French hydraulic engineer (Darcy's Law), born in Dijon, France (d. 1858)
  • Jun 24 George James Webb, English-American composer, born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England (d. 1887)
  • Jun 29 John Newton Brown, American publisher and Baptist teacher, born in New London, Connecticut (d. 1868)
  • Jun 30 Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet (Death's Jest-Book), born in Clifton, Somerset, England (d. 1849)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 8 Joannes Natalis Paquot, Belgian priest/historian, dies at 80
  • Jun 22 Wilhelm Heinse, German writer and critic, dies at 57
  • Jun 24 Matthew Thornton, Irish-American physician (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 88