On This Day

June 1761 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 8 British fleet occupies Belle Île off the Brittany Coast
  • Jun 10 Puritan version of "Othello" opens in Newport Rhode Island

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 3 Henry Shrapnel, English Army officer and inventor (created the shrapnel shell), born in Wiltshire, England (d. 1842)
  • Jun 7 John Rennie, Scottish engineer, born in East Linton, East Lothian, Scotland (d. 1821)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 2 Jonas Alströmer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1685)