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Historical Events Happened In April - 01

Thursday, 31 July 2014

0374  On this day in history comet 1P/374 E1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0884 AUs of Earth  

0527  Justinianus becomes compassionate emperor of Byzantium on this day in history.  

0705  Greek pope John VII chosen as successor to John VI on this day in history.  

1064  Body of bishop Eleutherius of Blandain moved to Doornik on this day in history.  

1204  Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of Louis VII & Henry II, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1205  Amalrik II, King of Cyprus/Jerusalem, dies on this day in history.  

1283  Ludwig IV of Baveria, Roman Catholic Bavarian emperor (1314-47) on this day in history.  

1318  Berwick-upon-Tweed is captured by the Scottish from the English on this day in history.  

1340  On this day in history niels Ebbesen kills Gerhard III of Holstein in his bedroom, ending the 1332-1340 interregnum in Denmark.  

1504  English guilds/corp goes under state control on this day in history.  

1528  On this day in history francisco de Peñalosa, Spanish composer  

1548  On this day in history sigismund I, the Elder, King of Poland, dies at 81  

1572  Bloys van Treslong conquers Brielle on this day in history.  

1578  Englishman William Harvey discovers blood circulation on this day in history.  

1578  William Harvey of England discovers blood circulation on this day in history.  

1578  On this day in history william Harvey, England, physician (discovered blood circulation)  

1580  Alonso Mudarra, Spanish composer on this day in history.  

1581  Portugese Cortes subjects himself on Philip II on this day in history.  

1582  On this day in history gaspar de Crayer, Flemish painter  

1611  Gillis van Valkenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 72 on this day in history.  

1643  Christian Demelius, composer on this day in history.  

1663  On this day in history gemert fines unwed motherhood (50 guilder penalty)  

1697  The birth of Abbe Prevost, French author on this day in history.  

1721  On this day in history pieter Hellendaal, Dutch violinist/organist/composer (Glees)  

1724  Henry Pelham becomes English minister of War on this day in history.  

1725  On this day in history francois Bainville, composer  

1733  On this day in history canada's first lighthouse lit for the first time, using coal from nearby Morien and Spanish River, the round 200 metre tower, made with cement from limestone burned in local kilns, is the first fireproof concrete structure in North America.  

1734  Louis Lully, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1748  Ruins of Pompeii found on this day in history.  

1755  On this day in history jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French lawyer (Fisiologia del Gusto)  

1772  On this day in history ignaz Franz von Mosel, composer  

1776  On this day in history ships carrying 1,124 United Empire Loyalists arrive at Halifax from Boston; many with the British Army; in all, 40,000 Americans remain loyal.  

1776  On this day in history friedrich von Klinger's "Sturm und Drang," premieres in Leipzig  

1778  Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$" on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 01

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1220  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Saga of Japan (d. 1272)  

1283  On this day in history birth of ludwig IV of Baveria, Roman Catholic Bavarian emperor (1314-47)  

1543  François de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguières, Constable of France (d. 1626) was born on this day in history.  

1578  William Harvey, England, physician (discovered blood circulation) was born on this day in history.  

1582  Gaspar de Crayer, Flemish painter was born on this day in history.  

1582  Thomas Simpson, composer was born on this day in history.  

1610  On this day in history birth of charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier (d. 1703)  

1640  On this day in history birth of georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (d. 1697)  

Famous Deaths In April - 01

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1085  On this day in history death of emperor Shenzong of China (b. 1048)  

1132  Death of St-Hugues, Bishop of Grenoble (b. 1053) on this day in history.  

1204  On this day in history eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of Louis VII & Henry II, dies at 81  

1205  Amalrik II, King of Cyprus/Jerusalem, dies on this day in history.  

1528  On this day in history death of francisco de Peñalosa, Spanish composer  

1548  On this day in history sigismund I, the Elder, King of Poland, dies at 81  

1580  Death of Alonso Mudarra, Spanish composer on this day in history.  

1611  On this day in history death of gillis van Valkenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 72