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Historical Events In April - 02

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

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 April - 02 pierre Leclair, composer, dies at 74  

1792  On this day in history congress establishes Philadelphia mint  

1792  On this day in history congress establishes the US mint to coin American money  

1792  US authorizes $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle &2.50 quarter-Eagle gold coins &silver dollar, « dollar, quarter, dime &half-dime on April - 02.  

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  On April - 02 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  On this day in history hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet (church hymns), dies at 56  

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

1805  On this day in history the birth of Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author of fairy tales  

1805  On this day in history hans Christian Andersen, Denmark, author of 150 fairy tales  

1806  On April - 02 giacomo Antonelli, Italian cardinal/asst sec of state for Pius IX  

1814  Henry Lewis "Old Rock" Benning, Brig General (Confederate Army on this day in history.  

1817  On this day in history teodulo Mabellini, composer  

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

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  On April - 02 first Naval Hospital construction begun at Portsmouth, VA  

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  Charles Felix, blind King of Sardina (1821-31), dies at 74 on April - 02.  

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

1840  On this day in history the birth of Emile Zola, French author  

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

1845  On this day in history h L Fizeau & J Leon Foucault take 1st photo of Sun  

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

1852  On this day in history theodor Althaus, writer, dies  

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

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

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Famous Birthdays In April - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1348  Andronikos IV Palaiologos, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1385) was born on April - 02.  

1565  Cornelis de Houtman, Dutch explorer (d. 1599) was born on April - 02.  

1602  Maria de Jesus de Agreda, [Maria Coronel], Spanish franciscan was born on this day in history.  

1618  On this day in history birth of francesco M Grimaldi, mathematician/physicist (light defraction)  

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

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

1653  Prince George of Denmark, prince consort of Anne of England (d. 1708) was born on this day in history.  

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

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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 April - 02.  

1272  Death of Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1209) on April - 02.  

1335  On April - 02 death of duke Henry of Carinthia (b. circa 1265)  

1412  On April - 02 death of ruy Gonzáles de Clavijo, Spanish traveler and writer (b. ????)  

1416  Ferdinand I, the Justified, king of Aragon/Sicily, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

1502  On this day in history 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 April - 02.  

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

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