On This Day

June 1665 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 3 Duke of York (future James II) defeats Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft
  • Jun 6 Battle at Monte Carlo: English and Portuguese armies beat Spain
  • Jun 12 New Amsterdam legally becomes an English colony and renamed New York after English Duke of York
  • Jun 12 England installs a municipal government in New York City
  • Jun 13 Battle of Lowestoft, off Suffolk, England: English fleet beats Dutch
  • Jun 17 Battle of Viciosa (Monte Claros): English & Portuguese army beat Spain

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 4 Zacharie Robutel de La Noue, Canadian soldier, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 1733)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 11 Kenelm Digby, English philosopher and diplomat, dies at 61
  • Jun 13 Auke Stellingwerf, lt-admiral of Friesland, dies in battle at about 29
  • Jun 13 Egbert Meussen Kortenaer, vice-admiral, dies in battle at about 29
  • Jun 13 Jacob van Wassenaer, [Foggy Obdam], lt-admiral, dies in battle at 55
  • Jun 25 Archduke Sigismund Francis of Austria (b. 1630)