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Historical Events Happened In April - 04

Saturday, 20 December 2014

1662  Davis Mell, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1664  Adam Willaerts, Dutch seascape painter, dies on April - 04.  

1686  On April - 04 english king James II publishes Declaration of Indulgence  

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 April - 04.  

1701  Joseph Haines, entertainer and author on April - 04.  

1714  Karel, duke of Berry/French heir to the throne, dies on April - 04.  

1716  On this day in history russian & Prussian troops occupy Wismar  

1716  On this day in history john Evangelist Schreiber, composer  

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

1731  Francisco Morera, composer on this day in history.  

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  Wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen, composer on this day in history.  

1752  On April - 04 niccolo Antonio Zingarelli, composer (Andromeda)  

1755  Vincenc Masek, composer on this day in history.  

1758  On April - 04 john Hoppner, portrait painter  

1762  On April - 04 stephen Storace, composer  

1774  On April - 04 oliver Goldsmith, Irish poet (She Stoops to Conquer), dies at 17  

1776  Continental Navy frigate Columbus captures HM Tender Hawke, first American capture of British armed vessel on April - 04.  

1784  Mary Mead, wife of English journalist John Wilkes, dies on April - 04.  

1785  On this day in history bettina Brentano, composer  

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

1792  On April - 04 thaddeus Stevens, US Radical Republican congressional leader (Rep-R)  

1804  Joseph Fischhof, composer on this day in history.  

1806  On April - 04 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 April - 04.  

1814  Napoleon abdicates for the first time on April - 04.  

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  On April - 04 birth of caracalla, Roman emperor (d. 217)  

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 April - 04.  

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

1648  On this day in history birth of grinling Gibbons, sculptor/woodcarver  

1688  Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer (d. 1768) was born on April - 04.  

Famous Deaths In April - 04

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0397  Ambrosius, gov of Liguria/bishop of Milan (374-97)/saint, dies on this day in history.  

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

0896  On this day in history formosus, Pope (891-96), dies  

1229  Hugo van Pierrepont, bishop of Liege, dies on April - 04.  

1284  Alfonso X, "El Sabio" King of Castile/Leon (1252-84), dies at 62 on April - 04.  

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

1305  Death of Jeanne of Navarre, wife of Philip IV of France (b. circa 1217) on April - 04.  

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