On This Day

June 1742 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 9 Battle of Bloody Marsh-Spanish assault on Simons Island, Georgia

InventionHistoric Invention

Jun 11 Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 17 William Hooper, American attorney and signer of U.S. Declaration of Independence, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1790)
  • Jun 26 Arthur Middleton, American signer (Declaration of Independence), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1787)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 16 Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, Queen consort of Spain, dies at 32
  • Jun 18 John Aislabie, English politician (Chancellor of the Exchequer), dies at 71