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Events in History

  • Jun 6 Haitian explorer Jean Baptiste-Pointe Dusable settles in Chicago
  • Jun 9 1st Protestant church west of Pennsylvania (in Ohio) holds communion
  • Jun 9 1st naval attack of Revolutionary War takes place in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Jun 10 Burning of British revenue cutter Gaspée by Rhode Islanders
  • Jun 12 Marion du Fresne is killed at Tacoury's Cove, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, by local Māori
  • Jun 22 Somerset v Stewart court case finds slavery unsupported by English common law, encouraging the abolitionist movement

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 6 Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily, Holy Roman Empire Empress, born in Royal Palace, Naples (d. 1807)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 12 Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer, killed by local Maori in New Zealand at 48 (b. 1724)
  • Jun 18 Gerard van Swieten, Dutch-Austrian physician (Austrian Empress Maria Theresa's personal physician), dies at 72
  • Jun 18 Johann Ulrich von Cramer, German judge and philosopher (b. 1706)