June 1799 in History

Events in History

Historic Expedition

Jun 5 Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland set sail in the Pizarro from A Coruña and begin their 5 year Latin American expedition

  • Jun 22 Britain and Russia decide to invade Batavian Republic

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 6 Alexander Pushkin, Russian writer and poet (Eugene Onegin), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1837)
  • Jun 18 William Lassell, British astronomer who discovered satellites of Uranus and Neptune, born in Bolton, England (d. 1880)
  • Jun 23 John Milton Bernhisel, American physician (d. 1881)
  • Jun 25 David Douglas, Scottish botanist (Douglas fir), born in Scone, Perthshire, Scotland (d. 1834)

Weddings in History

David Thompson

Jun 10 Fur trader and explorer David Thompson (29) marries Metis woman Charlotte Small (13) at Île-à-la-Crosse

Deaths in History

Patrick Henry (1736-1799)

Jun 6 American Revolutionary and Founding Father famous for his "Give me liberty or give me death" speech, dies at 63

  • Jun 7 Increase Sumner, American politician (5th Governor of Massachusetts), dies at 52