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Historical Events Happened In April - 01

Friday, 29 August 2014

0374  Comet 1P/374 E1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0884 AUs of Earth on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history amalrik II, King of Cyprus/Jerusalem, dies  

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

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

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

1504  On this day in history english guilds/corp goes under state control  

1528  Francisco de Peñalosa, Spanish composer on this day in history.  

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  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  Christian Demelius, composer on this day in history.  

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

1697  On this day in history the birth of Abbe Prevost, French author  

1721  Pieter Hellendaal, Dutch violinist/organist/composer (Glees) on this day in history.  

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

1725  On this day in history francois Bainville, composer  

1733  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 on this day in history.  

1734  On this day in history louis Lully, composer, dies at 69  

1748  Ruins of Pompeii found on this day in history.  

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

1776  Friedrich von Klinger's "Sturm und Drang," premieres in Leipzig on this day in history.  

1778  On this day in history oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$"  

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

1543  On this day in history birth of françois de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguières, Constable of France (d. 1626)  

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

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

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  Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (d. 1697) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In April - 01

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1085  Death of Emperor Shenzong of China (b. 1048) on this day in history.  

1132  On this day in history death of st-Hugues, Bishop of Grenoble (b. 1053)  

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.  

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

1548  Sigismund I, the Elder, King of Poland, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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