Historical Events For April - 01
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
0374 On April - 01 comet 1P/374 E1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0884 AUs of Earth
0527 On April - 01 justinianus becomes compassionate emperor of Byzantium
0705 On this day in history greek pope John VII chosen as successor to John VI
1064 On April - 01 body of bishop Eleutherius of Blandain moved to Doornik
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 April - 01.
1318 On April - 01 berwick-upon-Tweed is captured by the Scottish from the English.
1340 On this day in history niels Ebbesen kills Gerhard III of Holstein in his bedroom, ending the 1332-1340 interregnum in Denmark.
1504 On this day in history english guilds/corp goes under state control
1528 On April - 01 francisco de Peñalosa, Spanish composer
1548 Sigismund I, the Elder, King of Poland, dies at 81 on this day in history.
1572 Bloys van Treslong conquers Brielle on April - 01.
1578 On April - 01 englishman William Harvey discovers blood circulation
1578 On this day in history william Harvey of England discovers blood circulation
1578 On this day in history william Harvey, England, physician (discovered blood circulation)
1580 On this day in history alonso Mudarra, Spanish composer
1581 Portugese Cortes subjects himself on Philip II on this day in history.
1582 Gaspar de Crayer, Flemish painter on this day in history.
1611 On this day in history gillis van Valkenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 72
1643 On April - 01 christian Demelius, composer
1663 Gemert fines unwed motherhood (50 guilder penalty) on April - 01.
1697 The birth of Abbe Prevost, French author on April - 01.
1721 Pieter Hellendaal, Dutch violinist/organist/composer (Glees) on April - 01.
1724 On this day in history henry Pelham becomes English minister of War
1725 Francois Bainville, composer on this day in history.
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 April - 01.
1748 Ruins of Pompeii found on April - 01.
1755 Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French lawyer (Fisiologia del Gusto) on this day in history.
1772 Ignaz Franz von Mosel, composer on this day in history.
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 April - 01 friedrich von Klinger's "Sturm und Drang," premieres in Leipzig
1778 Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$" on this day in history.