June 1789 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 1st US congressional act becomes law (on administering oaths)
  • Jun 3 Alex Mackenzie explores Mackenzie River (Canada)

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Jun 8 James Madison introduces a proposed Bill of Rights in the US House of Representatives

4th US President James Madison
4th US President
James Madison
  • Jun 9 Spanish capture British schooner Northwest America near Vancouver Island
  • Jun 13 Mrs Alexander Hamilton serves ice cream for dessert to Washington
  • Jun 14 Capt William Bligh reaches Timor
  • Jun 17 French Revolution: During the meeting of the Estates-General, the Third Estate proclaims itself the 'National Assembly'

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Jun 23 French King Louis XVI rejects the demands of the Third Estate, calling itself the National Assembly, during the opening stages of the French Revolution

King of France Louis XVI
King of France
Louis XVI
  • Jun 27 French Revolution: King Louis XVI orders the nobility and clergy of the Estates-General to meet with the Third Estate, by then called the National Assembly

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 15 Josiah Henson, American slave and settlement founder (d. 1883)
  • Jun 30 E J Horace Vernet, French painter

Deaths in History

  • Jun 12 Jean E Liotard, [Turk], Swiss painter (Maria-Theresia), dies