On This Day

June 1802 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 4 Grieving over the death of his wife, Marie Clotilde of France, King Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia abdicates his throne in favor of his brother, Victor Emmanuel

Historic Event

Jun 15 Toussaint Louverture leaves Haiti, prisoner on French ship Héros

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Adrian van der Hoop Jr, Dutch poet/critic
  • Jun 12 Harriet Martineau, British controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist, born in Norwich, Norfolk, England (d. 1876)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 2 Pemulwuy [Bembilwuyam] Indigenous Australian (Bidjigal) who resisted colonization, shot to death, his head later sent to Joseph Banks (b. c. 1750) [1]
  • Jun 28 Johann Jakob Engel, German author (Herr Lorenz Stark), dies at 60