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Historical Events Happened In April - 04

Thursday, 24 July 2014

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

1664  On this day in history adam Willaerts, Dutch seascape painter, dies  

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

1687  English King James II orders his Declaration of Indulgence read in church on this day in history.  

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

1701  Joseph Haines, entertainer and author on this day in history.  

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

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  Anthony van Heim installed as Dutch pension advisor on this day in history.  

1740  On this day in history wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen, composer  

1752  On this day in history niccolo Antonio Zingarelli, composer (Andromeda)  

1755  On this day in history vincenc Masek, composer  

1758  John Hoppner, portrait painter on this day in history.  

1762  Stephen Storace, composer on this day in history.  

1774  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1784  Mary Mead, wife of English journalist John Wilkes, dies on this day in history.  

1785  On this day in history bettina Brentano, composer  

1786  John Franklin, British explorer (Arctic) on this day in history.  

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  Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1807  Joseph Jerome Le Francais de Lalande, French astronomer, dies on this day in history.  

1809  On this day in history benjamin Pierce, US mathematician/astronomer  

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

1814  John Blair Smith Todd, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1872 on this day in history.  

1817  John Wilson Sprague, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1893 on this day in history.  

1817  On this day in history prince d'Essing, dies  

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  On this day in history birth of ambrosius Blarer, German reformer (d. 1564)  

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  On this day in history birth of edward Nicholas, English statesman (d. 1669)  

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  Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer (d. 1768) was born on this day in history.  

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

1229  Hugo van Pierrepont, bishop of Liege, dies on this day in history.  

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

1292  On this day in history nicholas IV, [Girolamo Masci], Pope (1288-92), dies  

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