On This Day

June 1762 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 15 Austria uses 1st paper currency
  • Jun 28 1st reported counterfeiting attempt (Boston)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 28 Russian Tsarina Catherine II seizes power, declaring herself sovereign ruler of Russia

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 1 Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (d. 1844)

Divorces in History


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 29 Russian Tsar Peter III divorces his wife Catherine II

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great

Deaths in History

  • Jun 6 George Anson, 1st Baron Anson, British Royal Navy officer, dies at 65
  • Jun 17 Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French tragic poet and playwright (Rhadamiste et Zénobie), dies at 88