On This Day

June 1723 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 26 After a lasting siege and bombardment by cannons, Baku surrenders to the Russians.

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 3 Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Italian-born naturalist (d. 1788)
  • Jun 11 Johann Georg Palitzsch, German astronomer, 1st saw Halley's comet on return, born in Prohlis, Dresden, Germany (d. 1788)

Person of interestAdam Smith

Jun 16 Adam Smith, Scottish economist (Wealth of Nations) and moral philosopher (date of baptism), born in Kirkaldy, Fife, Scotland (d. 1790)

Economist and Philosopher Adam Smith
Economist and Philosopher
Adam Smith
  • Jun 20 Adam Ferguson, Scottish sociologist and historian, born in Logierait, Perthshire, Scotland (d. 1816)
  • Jun 20 Theophilus Lindsey, English theologian and clergyman, born in Middlewich, Cheshire (d. 1808)