On This Day

June 1796 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Last of Britain's troops withdraws from USA
  • Jun 1 Tennessee admitted as 16th US state

Birthdays in History

Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot

Jun 1 Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French mechanical engineer and mathematician known as the "father of thermodynamics", born in Paris, France (d. 1832)

  • Jun 14 Nikolai Brashman, Russian mathematician, born in Neu-Raußnitz, Austrian Empire (d. 1866)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 11 Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and Member of Parliament, dies at 75
  • Jun 11 Nathaniel Gorham, American politician (6th President of the Confederation Congress), dies at 58
  • Jun 26 David Rittenhouse, American astronomer, inventor, and mathematician, dies at 64
  • Jun 30 Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman, dies at 71