On This Day

June 1759 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 27 British general James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.

British Army Officer James Wolfe
British Army Officer
James Wolfe

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Jan Ekels, the Young, Dutch painter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1793)
  • Jun 8 Thomas Dunham Whitaker, British topographer, born in Rainham, Norfolk (d. 1821)
  • Jun 21 Alexander J. Dallas, American statesman and financier, born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1817)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 12 William Collins, English poet (Ode to Simplicity), dies at 37