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Historical Events In April - 01

Monday, 19 April 2021

0374  Comet 1P/374 E1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0884 AUs of Earth on this day in history.  

0527  Justinianus becomes compassionate emperor of Byzantium on this day in history.  

0705  On April - 01 greek pope John VII chosen as successor to John VI  

1064  On this day in history body of bishop Eleutherius of Blandain moved to Doornik  

1204  On April - 01 eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of Louis VII & Henry II, dies at 81  

1205  Amalrik II, King of Cyprus/Jerusalem, dies on this day in history.  

1283  Ludwig IV of Baveria, Roman Catholic Bavarian emperor (1314-47) on this day in history.  

1318  Berwick-upon-Tweed is captured by the Scottish from the English on this day in history.  

1340  On April - 01 niels Ebbesen kills Gerhard III of Holstein in his bedroom, ending the 1332-1340 interregnum in Denmark.  

1504  On April - 01 english guilds/corp goes under state control  

1528  On this day in history francisco de Peñalosa, Spanish composer  

1548  On this day in history sigismund I, the Elder, King of Poland, dies at 81  

1572  On this day in history bloys van Treslong conquers Brielle  

1578  On April - 01 englishman William Harvey discovers blood circulation  

1578  On this day in history william Harvey of England discovers blood circulation  

1578  On this day in history william Harvey, England, physician (discovered blood circulation)  

1580  On this day in history alonso Mudarra, Spanish composer  

1581  Portugese Cortes subjects himself on Philip II on this day in history.  

1582  On April - 01 gaspar de Crayer, Flemish painter  

1611  On April - 01 gillis van Valkenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 72  

1643  Christian Demelius, composer on April - 01.  

1663  Gemert fines unwed motherhood (50 guilder penalty) on this day in history.  

1697  The birth of Abbe Prevost, French author on April - 01.  

1721  On April - 01 pieter Hellendaal, Dutch violinist/organist/composer (Glees)  

1724  Henry Pelham becomes English minister of War on this day in history.  

1725  On this day in history francois Bainville, composer  

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  Ruins of Pompeii found on this day in history.  

1755  On April - 01 jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French lawyer (Fisiologia del Gusto)  

1772  Ignaz Franz von Mosel, composer on this day in history.  

1776  Ships carrying 1,124 United Empire Loyalists arrive at Halifax from Boston; many with the British Army; in all, 40,000 Americans remain loyal on this day in history.  

1776  Friedrich von Klinger's "Sturm und Drang," premieres in Leipzig on April - 01.  

1778  On April - 01 oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$"  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 01

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1220  Emperor Go-Saga of Japan (d. 1272) was born on April - 01.  

1283  Ludwig IV of Baveria, Roman Catholic Bavarian emperor (1314-47) was born on this day in history.  

1543  On April - 01 birth of françois de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguières, Constable of France (d. 1626)  

1578  On this day in history birth of william Harvey, England, physician (discovered blood circulation)  

1582  Gaspar de Crayer, Flemish painter was born on April - 01.  

1582  On this day in history birth of thomas Simpson, composer  

1610  On April - 01 birth of charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier (d. 1703)  

1640  Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (d. 1697) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 01

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1085  On this day in history death of emperor Shenzong of China (b. 1048)  

1132  Death of St-Hugues, Bishop of Grenoble (b. 1053) on April - 01.  

1204  On this day in history eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of Louis VII & Henry II, dies at 81  

1205  Amalrik II, King of Cyprus/Jerusalem, dies on April - 01.  

1528  Death of Francisco de Peñalosa, Spanish composer on this day in history.  

1548  On this day in history sigismund I, the Elder, King of Poland, dies at 81  

1580  On April - 01 death of alonso Mudarra, Spanish composer  

1611  Death of Gillis van Valkenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 72 on April - 01.  

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