On This Day

June 1717 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 24 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 8 John Collins, American politician, 3rd Governor of Rhode Island (1786-90), born in Newport, Colony of Rhode Island, British America (d. 1795)
  • Jun 20 Jacques Saly, French sculptor, born in Valenciennes, France (d. 1776)
  • Jun 27 Louis Guillaume Lemonnier, French botanist and contributor to the Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, born in Paris (d. 1799)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 9 Jeanne Guyon, French mystic, dies at 69