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Historical Events In April - 02

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1762  On this day in history 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  

1763  On this day in history giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari, composer  

1781  On April - 02 frigate Alliance captures 2 British privateers, Mars and Minerva  

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

1792  Congress establishes Philadelphia mint on this day in history.  

1792  Congress establishes the US mint to coin American money on April - 02.  

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

1798  On this day in history h v Fallersleben, writer  

1800  On this day in history 1st performance of Ludwig von Beethoven's 1st Symphony in C  

1801  During the naval battle of Copenhagen, Nelson ignores a signal to withdraw by putting the telescope to his blind eye on April - 02.  

1801  Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Copenhagen on April - 02.  

1803  On this day in history franz Paul Lachner, composer  

1803  On April - 02 hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet (church hymns), dies at 56  

1804  On April - 02 forty merchantmen are wrecked when a convoy led by HMS Apollo runs aground off Portugal.  

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 April - 02.  

1814  Henry Lewis "Old Rock" Benning, Brig General (Confederate Army on April - 02.  

1817  On April - 02 teodulo Mabellini, composer  

1819  The first successful agricultural journal ("The American Farmer") begins on April - 02.  

1819  On this day in history 1st successful agricultural journal ("American Farmer") begins  

1826  Philip Dale Roddey, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1897 on this day in history.  

1827  On this day in history first Naval Hospital construction begun at Portsmouth, VA  

1827  On this day in history joseph Dixon begins manufacturing lead pencils  

1827  On April - 02 william Holdman Hunt, English painter (Light of the World)  

1831  On this day in history charles Felix, blind King of Sardina (1821-31), dies at 74  

1833  On this day in history thomas Howard Ruger, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)  

1840  On April - 02 the birth of Emile Zola, French author  

1845  H.L. Fizeau &J Leon Foucault take first photo of Sun on April - 02.  

1845  On April - 02 h L Fizeau & J Leon Foucault take 1st photo of Sun  

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

1852  Theodor Althaus, writer, dies on this day in history.  

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

1860  1st Italian Parliament met at Turin on April - 02.  

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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 this day in history birth of cornelis de Houtman, Dutch explorer (d. 1599)  

1602  On this day in history birth of maria de Jesus de Agreda, [Maria Coronel], Spanish franciscan  

1618  On April - 02 birth of francesco M Grimaldi, mathematician/physicist (light defraction)  

1628  Constantin Christian Dedekind, composer was born on April - 02.  

1632  On this day in history birth of georg Caspar Weckler, composer  

1653  On this day in history birth of prince George of Denmark, prince consort of Anne of England (d. 1708)  

1711  On this day in history birth of jan Punt, Dutch engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool)  


Famous Deaths In April - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1118  Boudouin I, of Bologne/Edessa, 1st crusader/king of Jerusalem, dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1412  Death of Ruy Gonzáles de Clavijo, Spanish traveler and writer (b. ????) on April - 02.  

1416  On April - 02 ferdinand I, the Justified, king of Aragon/Sicily, dies at 52  

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

1507  Death of Francis of Paola, Italian founder of the Order of the Minims (b. 1416) on this day in history.  

1640  On April - 02 matthias C Sarbiewski, [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet, dies at 45  

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