On This Day

June 1786 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 8 Commercially made ice cream 1st advertised (Mr Hall in NYC)
  • Jun 10 A landslide dam on the Dadu River caused by earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China
  • Jun 29 Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 13 Winfield Scott, American army general (Union) and presidential candidate, born in Petersburg, Virginia (d. 1866)
  • Jun 20 Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, French poet (Bouquets et prières), born in Douai, France (d. 1859)

Deaths in History


Person of interestNathanael Greene

Jun 19 Nathanael Greene, American Military Leader (major general during the American Revolutionary War), dies at 43

US General Nathanael Greene
US General
Nathanael Greene