On This Day

Historical Events in June 1812

  • Jun 4 Louisiana Territory officially renamed "Missouri Territory"
  • Jun 18 War of 1812 begins as US declares war against Britain

Victory in Battle

Jun 22 Upon learning of plans by the Americans to execute a surprise attack, Laura Secord walks 32 km to warn British troops, results in a British surprise victory at the Battle of Beaver Dams

Historic Event

Jun 24 Napoleon Bonaparte's Grand Armée numbering half a million begin their invasion of Russia by crossing the Nieman River