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Historical Events In April - 02

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

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  Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari, composer on this day in history.  

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  On April - 02 congress establishes Philadelphia mint  

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

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  H v Fallersleben, writer on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history 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  The birth of Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author of fairy tales on April - 02.  

1805  Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark, author of 150 fairy tales on April - 02.  

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 this day in history.  

1817  Teodulo Mabellini, composer on April - 02.  

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

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

1826  On April - 02 philip Dale Roddey, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1897  

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

1827  On April - 02 joseph Dixon begins manufacturing lead pencils  

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  On April - 02 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 this day in history.  

1845  H L Fizeau & J Leon Foucault take 1st photo of Sun on April - 02.  

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

1852  Theodor Althaus, writer, dies on April - 02.  

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

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

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

1632  Georg Caspar Weckler, composer was born on April - 02.  

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

1711  On this day in history 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  On April - 02 boudouin I, of Bologne/Edessa, 1st crusader/king of Jerusalem, dies  

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

1335  Death of Duke Henry of Carinthia (b. circa 1265) on this day in history.  

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 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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