On This Day

June 1672 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 7 Battle by Solebay: Dutch admiral M de Ruyter beats French/English fleet
  • Jun 12 French army under Gen Turenne crosses Rhine at Lobith
  • Jun 21 Dutch pension advisor Johan de Witt seriously wounded

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 21 French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Utrecht

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • Jun 25 1st recorded monthly Quaker meeting in US held, Sandwich, Massachusetts

Birthdays in History

Person of interestPeter the Great

Jun 9 Peter the Great [Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov], Tsar of Russia (1682-1725), born in Moscow (d. 1725)

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great

Deaths in History

  • Jun 7 Willem J van Gendt, admiral/governor of Breda, dies at about 37
  • Jun 27 Roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist, dies at 74