On This Day

Historical Events in June 1769

  • Jun 4 A transit of Venus is followed five hours later by a total solar eclipse, the shortest such interval in history

Historic Event

Jun 7 American frontiersman Daniel Boone ascends Pilot Knob, setting sight on the fertile hunting grounds of what is now known as the Bluegrass Region of the State of Kentucky [exact date disputed]

  • Jun 17 Design of Madonnina statue chosen, symbol of the city of Milan that stands atop spire of the Cathedral, designed by sculptor Giuseppe Perego [1]