Historical Events For April - 01
Monday, 21 August 2017
0374 On this day in history comet 1P/374 E1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0884 AUs of Earth
0527 On this day in history justinianus becomes compassionate emperor of Byzantium
0705 Greek pope John VII chosen as successor to John VI on April - 01.
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 April - 01.
1205 On April - 01 amalrik II, King of Cyprus/Jerusalem, dies
1283 Ludwig IV of Baveria, Roman Catholic Bavarian emperor (1314-47) on April - 01.
1318 Berwick-upon-Tweed is captured by the Scottish from the English on April - 01.
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 April - 01 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 April - 01.
1572 Bloys van Treslong conquers Brielle on this day in history.
1578 On this day in history englishman William Harvey discovers blood circulation
1578 William Harvey of England discovers blood circulation on April - 01.
1578 On this day in history william Harvey, England, physician (discovered blood circulation)
1580 Alonso Mudarra, Spanish composer on this day in history.
1581 On April - 01 portugese Cortes subjects himself on Philip II
1582 Gaspar de Crayer, Flemish painter on this day in history.
1611 Gillis van Valkenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 72 on April - 01.
1643 Christian Demelius, composer on this day in history.
1663 Gemert fines unwed motherhood (50 guilder penalty) on April - 01.
1697 The birth of Abbe Prevost, French author on this day in history.
1721 Pieter Hellendaal, Dutch violinist/organist/composer (Glees) on April - 01.
1724 Henry Pelham becomes English minister of War on April - 01.
1725 Francois Bainville, composer on this day in history.
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 April - 01.
1734 Louis Lully, composer, dies at 69 on April - 01.
1748 On April - 01 ruins of Pompeii found
1755 On April - 01 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 April - 01 friedrich von Klinger's "Sturm und Drang," premieres in Leipzig
1778 Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$" on April - 01.