On This Day

June 1783 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 4 Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier make 1st public hot-air balloon flight (unmanned), covering 2km and lasting 10 minutes with an estimated altitude of 1,600-2,000m
  • Jun 8 Laki volcano in southern Iceland begins 8-month eruption, killing 10,000 and causing widespread famines throughout Asia and Europe

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 19 Thomas Sully, American portrait painter (Queen Victoria), born in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1872)