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Historical Events Happened In April - 04

Thursday, 31 July 2014

1662  On this day in history davis Mell, composer, dies at 57  

1664  Adam Willaerts, Dutch seascape painter, dies on this day in history.  

1686  English king James II publishes Declaration of Indulgence on this day in history.  

1687  On this day in history english King James II orders his Declaration of Indulgence read in church  

1687  King James II orders his declaration of indulgence read in church on this day in history.  

1701  On this day in history joseph Haines, entertainer and author  

1714  On this day in history karel, duke of Berry/French heir to the throne, dies  

1716  Russian & Prussian troops occupy Wismar on this day in history.  

1716  On this day in history john Evangelist Schreiber, composer  

1721  On this day in history sir Robert Walpole enters office as the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom under King George I.  

1731  On this day in history francisco Morera, composer  

1734  Johann C van Erckel, old Catholic theologist, dies at about 79 on this day in history.  

1737  On this day in history anthony van Heim installed as Dutch pension advisor  

1740  On this day in history wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen, composer  

1752  Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli, composer (Andromeda) on this day in history.  

1755  Vincenc Masek, composer on this day in history.  

1758  On this day in history john Hoppner, portrait painter  

1762  Stephen Storace, composer on this day in history.  

1774  Oliver Goldsmith, Irish poet (She Stoops to Conquer), dies at 17 on this day in history.  

1776  Continental Navy frigate Columbus captures HM Tender Hawke, first American capture of British armed vessel on this day in history.  

1784  On this day in history mary Mead, wife of English journalist John Wilkes, dies  

1785  On this day in history bettina Brentano, composer  

1786  On this day in history john Franklin, British explorer (Arctic)  

1792  On this day in history thaddeus Stevens, US Radical Republican congressional leader (Rep-R)  

1804  Joseph Fischhof, composer on this day in history.  

1806  On this day in history friedrich Gottlob Fleischer, composer, dies at 84  

1807  On this day in history joseph Jerome Le Francais de Lalande, French astronomer, dies  

1809  Benjamin Pierce, US mathematician/astronomer on this day in history.  

1814  On this day in history napoleon abdicates for the first time.  

1814  On this day in history john Blair Smith Todd, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1872  

1817  On this day in history john Wilson Sprague, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1893  

1817  Prince d'Essing, dies on this day in history.  

1818  On this day in history congress decided US flag is 13 red & white stripes & 20 stars  

1818  On this day in history congress decided US flag is 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 04

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0186  Caracalla, Roman emperor (d. 217) was born on this day in history.  

1492  Ambrosius Blarer, German reformer (d. 1564) was born on this day in history.  

1527  Abraham Ortelius, [Ortels/Hortels], South Neth geographer was born on this day in history.  

1572  On this day in history birth of william Strachey, English writer (d. 1621)  

1593  Edward Nicholas, English statesman (d. 1669) was born on this day in history.  

1646  On this day in history birth of antoine Galland, French archaeologist (d. 1715)  

1648  Grinling Gibbons, sculptor/woodcarver was born on this day in history.  

1688  On this day in history birth of joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer (d. 1768)  

Famous Deaths In April - 04

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0397  On this day in history ambrosius, gov of Liguria/bishop of Milan (374-97)/saint, dies  

0636  Death of Saint Isidore of Seville, Church Father and the proposed patron of Internet (b. cira 560) on this day in history.  

0896  Formosus, Pope (891-96), dies on this day in history.  

1229  On this day in history hugo van Pierrepont, bishop of Liege, dies  

1284  On this day in history alfonso X, "El Sabio" King of Castile/Leon (1252-84), dies at 62  

1292  Nicholas IV, [Girolamo Masci], Pope (1288-92), dies on this day in history.  

1305  On this day in history death of jeanne of Navarre, wife of Philip IV of France (b. circa 1217)  

1393  On this day in history floris van Wevelinkhoven, bishop of Utrecht, dies