Historical Events in June 1789

  • Jun 1 1st US congressional act becomes law (on administering oaths)
  • Jun 3 Alex Mackenzie explores Mackenzie River (Canada)

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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
  • Jun 14 Capt William Bligh reaches Timor
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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