Historical Events in June 1789

  • Jun 1 1st US congressional act becomes law (on administering oaths)
  • Jun 3 Alex Mackenzie explores Mackenzie River (Canada)
  • Jun 3 Explorer Alexander Mackenzie sets out on his first expedition to the Pacific from Fort Chipewyan (finds the Arctic Ocean instead)

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Jun 8 James Madison introduces a proposed Bill of Rights in the US House of Representatives

4th US President James Madison
4th US President
James Madison
  • Jun 9 Spanish capture British schooner Northwest America near Vancouver Island
  • Jun 13 Mrs Alexander Hamilton serves ice cream for dessert to Washington

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Jun 14 Captain William Bligh and his loyal men cast off from HMS Bounty reach Timor, after sailing 5,800 km in a 6-metre launch

Naval Commander William Bligh
Naval Commander
William Bligh
  • Jun 17 French Revolution: During the meeting of the Estates-General, the Third Estate proclaims itself the 'National Assembly'
  • Jun 20 Tennis Court Oath (for a new constitution) in France made at Versailles

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Jun 23 French King Louis XVI rejects the demands of the Third Estate, calling itself the National Assembly, during the opening stages of the French Revolution

King of France Louis XVI
King of France
Louis XVI
  • Jun 27 French Revolution: King Louis XVI orders the nobility and clergy of the Estates-General to meet with the Third Estate, by then called the National Assembly