On This Day

June 12, 1772 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Marion du Fresne is killed at Tacoury's Cove, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, by local Māori

Deaths in History

  • Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (made important discoveries in the south Indian Ocean, in Tasmania and in New Zealand), killed by local Maori in New Zealand at 48 (b. 1724)