On This Day

Historical Events in June 1775

  • Jun 12 1st naval battle of Revolution-Unity (US) captures Margaretta (Br)

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Jun 14 US Army first forms as the Continental Army to fight American Revolutionary War

US General Nathanael Greene
US General
Nathanael Greene

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Jun 15 George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, the day after Congress establishes the force

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Jun 17 Battle of Bunker Hill (actually it was Breed's Hill)
  • Jun 22 1st Continental currency issued ($3,000,000)
  • Jun 23 1st regatta held on river Thames, England