Historical Events For April - 01
Thursday, 23 March 2017
0374 Comet 1P/374 E1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0884 AUs of Earth on April - 01.
0527 On April - 01 justinianus becomes compassionate emperor of Byzantium
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 April - 01.
1204 On April - 01 eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of Louis VII & Henry II, dies at 81
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 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 this day in history.
1578 On April - 01 englishman William Harvey discovers blood circulation
1578 On April - 01 william Harvey of England discovers blood circulation
1578 William Harvey, England, physician (discovered blood circulation) on this day in history.
1580 On April - 01 alonso Mudarra, Spanish composer
1581 On this day in history portugese Cortes subjects himself on Philip II
1582 Gaspar de Crayer, Flemish painter on April - 01.
1611 Gillis van Valkenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 72 on April - 01.
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 April - 01 pieter Hellendaal, Dutch violinist/organist/composer (Glees)
1724 On April - 01 henry Pelham becomes English minister of War
1725 On April - 01 francois Bainville, composer
1733 On April - 01 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 On this day in history louis Lully, composer, dies at 69
1748 On April - 01 ruins of Pompeii found
1755 Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French lawyer (Fisiologia del Gusto) on this day in history.
1772 Ignaz Franz von Mosel, composer on April - 01.
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 Friedrich von Klinger's "Sturm und Drang," premieres in Leipzig on this day in history.
1778 Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$" on April - 01.