On This Day

June 1726 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 11 Cardinal Fleury succeeds Duke of Bourbon as French premier

Birthdays in History

Person of interestJames Hutton

Jun 3 James Hutton, Scottish geologist 'father of modern geology' born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1797)

Geologist James Hutton
James Hutton
  • Jun 25 Thomas Pennant, Welsh naturalist, born in Downing, Wales (d. 1798)