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June 22, 1783: A poisonous cloud caused by the eruption of the Laki volcano in Iceland reaches Le Havre in France.


June 23, 1794: Empress Catherine II of Russia grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev.

June 24, 1793: The first Republican constitution in France is adopted.

June 25, 1788: Virginia becomes the tenth state to ratify the United States Constitution.

June 26, 1857: The first investiture of the Victoria Cross in Hyde Park, London.


June 27, 1806: British forces take Buenos Aires during the first British invasion of the Rio de la Plata.

June 28, 1461: Edward IV is crowned King of England.