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Historical Events In April - 02

Friday, 18 September 2020

1762  In Burma a very destructive and violent earthquake felt all over Bengal, Arakan, etc., chiefly and most severely in the north part of the east coast of the Bay of Bengal on April - 02.  

1763  On April - 02 giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari, composer  

1781  On this day in history frigate Alliance captures 2 British privateers, Mars and Minerva  

1784  On this day in history pierre Leclair, composer, dies at 74  

1792  On April - 02 congress establishes Philadelphia mint  

1792  Congress establishes the US mint to coin American money on this day in history.  

1792  US authorizes $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle &2.50 quarter-Eagle gold coins &silver dollar, « dollar, quarter, dime &half-dime on this day in history.  

1798  H v Fallersleben, writer on April - 02.  

1800  On April - 02 1st performance of Ludwig von Beethoven's 1st Symphony in C  

1801  On this day in history during the naval battle of Copenhagen, Nelson ignores a signal to withdraw by putting the telescope to his blind eye  

1801  On April - 02 napoleonic Wars: Battle of Copenhagen  

1803  Franz Paul Lachner, composer on this day in history.  

1803  Hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet (church hymns), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1804  Forty merchantmen are wrecked when a convoy led by HMS Apollo runs aground off Portugal on this day in history.  

1805  The birth of Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author of fairy tales on this day in history.  

1805  On April - 02 hans Christian Andersen, Denmark, author of 150 fairy tales  

1806  Giacomo Antonelli, Italian cardinal/asst sec of state for Pius IX on this day in history.  

1814  On April - 02 henry Lewis "Old Rock" Benning, Brig General (Confederate Army  

1817  On April - 02 teodulo Mabellini, composer  

1819  The first successful agricultural journal ("The American Farmer") begins on this day in history.  

1819  1st successful agricultural journal ("American Farmer") begins on April - 02.  

1826  On this day in history philip Dale Roddey, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1897  

1827  First Naval Hospital construction begun at Portsmouth, VA on April - 02.  

1827  Joseph Dixon begins manufacturing lead pencils on April - 02.  

1827  William Holdman Hunt, English painter (Light of the World) on this day in history.  

1831  On April - 02 charles Felix, blind King of Sardina (1821-31), dies at 74  

1833  Thomas Howard Ruger, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) on April - 02.  

1840  The birth of Emile Zola, French author on this day in history.  

1845  On this day in history h.L. Fizeau &J Leon Foucault take first photo of Sun  

1845  H L Fizeau & J Leon Foucault take 1st photo of Sun on this day in history.  

1852  On April - 02 a gang of robbers steal 8,000 ounces of gold from the vessel Nelson, anchored off Williamstown, Victoria.  

1852  On April - 02 theodor Althaus, writer, dies  

1860  First Italian Parliament met at Turin on April - 02.  

1860  On this day in history 1st Italian Parliament met at Turin  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1348  On this day in history birth of andronikos IV Palaiologos, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1385)  

1565  On April - 02 birth of cornelis de Houtman, Dutch explorer (d. 1599)  

1602  Maria de Jesus de Agreda, [Maria Coronel], Spanish franciscan was born on April - 02.  

1618  Francesco M Grimaldi, mathematician/physicist (light defraction) was born on this day in history.  

1628  Constantin Christian Dedekind, composer was born on this day in history.  

1632  Georg Caspar Weckler, composer was born on this day in history.  

1653  On April - 02 birth of prince George of Denmark, prince consort of Anne of England (d. 1708)  

1711  On April - 02 birth of jan Punt, Dutch engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool)  


Famous Deaths In April - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1118  On this day in history boudouin I, of Bologne/Edessa, 1st crusader/king of Jerusalem, dies  

1272  On this day in history death of richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1209)  

1335  Death of Duke Henry of Carinthia (b. circa 1265) on April - 02.  

1412  Death of Ruy Gonzáles de Clavijo, Spanish traveler and writer (b. ????) on this day in history.  

1416  Ferdinand I, the Justified, king of Aragon/Sicily, dies at 52 on April - 02.  

1502  On April - 02 arthur, English crown prince/husband of Catharina of Aragon, dies  

1507  On April - 02 death of francis of Paola, Italian founder of the Order of the Minims (b. 1416)  

1640  Matthias C Sarbiewski, [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet, dies at 45 on April - 02.  

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