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Historical Events In April - 04

Thursday, 02 July 2020

1662  Davis Mell, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1664  Adam Willaerts, Dutch seascape painter, dies on April - 04.  

1686  English king James II publishes Declaration of Indulgence on April - 04.  

1687  English King James II orders his Declaration of Indulgence read in church on this day in history.  

1687  On April - 04 king James II orders his declaration of indulgence read in church  

1701  Joseph Haines, entertainer and author on this day in history.  

1714  Karel, duke of Berry/French heir to the throne, dies on April - 04.  

1716  Russian & Prussian troops occupy Wismar on April - 04.  

1716  John Evangelist Schreiber, composer on this day in history.  

1721  On this day in history sir Robert Walpole enters office as the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom under King George I.  

1731  Francisco Morera, composer on April - 04.  

1734  On this day in history johann C van Erckel, old Catholic theologist, dies at about 79  

1737  Anthony van Heim installed as Dutch pension advisor on this day in history.  

1740  On April - 04 wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen, composer  

1752  On this day in history niccolo Antonio Zingarelli, composer (Andromeda)  

1755  Vincenc Masek, composer on April - 04.  

1758  On April - 04 john Hoppner, portrait painter  

1762  Stephen Storace, composer on April - 04.  

1774  Oliver Goldsmith, Irish poet (She Stoops to Conquer), dies at 17 on April - 04.  

1776  Continental Navy frigate Columbus captures HM Tender Hawke, first American capture of British armed vessel on this day in history.  

1784  On this day in history mary Mead, wife of English journalist John Wilkes, dies  

1785  On April - 04 bettina Brentano, composer  

1786  On this day in history john Franklin, British explorer (Arctic)  

1792  On this day in history thaddeus Stevens, US Radical Republican congressional leader (Rep-R)  

1804  Joseph Fischhof, composer on April - 04.  

1806  Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1807  On this day in history joseph Jerome Le Francais de Lalande, French astronomer, dies  

1809  Benjamin Pierce, US mathematician/astronomer on this day in history.  

1814  On April - 04 napoleon abdicates for the first time.  

1814  John Blair Smith Todd, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1872 on this day in history.  

1817  John Wilson Sprague, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1893 on this day in history.  

1817  On this day in history prince d'Essing, dies  

1818  On this day in history congress decided US flag is 13 red & white stripes & 20 stars  

1818  Congress decided US flag is 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 04

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0186  Caracalla, Roman emperor (d. 217) was born on April - 04.  

1492  Ambrosius Blarer, German reformer (d. 1564) was born on April - 04.  

1527  On this day in history birth of abraham Ortelius, [Ortels/Hortels], South Neth geographer  

1572  William Strachey, English writer (d. 1621) was born on this day in history.  

1593  Edward Nicholas, English statesman (d. 1669) was born on this day in history.  

1646  Antoine Galland, French archaeologist (d. 1715) was born on April - 04.  

1648  Grinling Gibbons, sculptor/woodcarver was born on April - 04.  

1688  On this day in history birth of joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer (d. 1768)  

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Famous Deaths In April - 04

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0397  Ambrosius, gov of Liguria/bishop of Milan (374-97)/saint, dies on April - 04.  

0636  On this day in history death of saint Isidore of Seville, Church Father and the proposed patron of Internet (b. cira 560)  

0896  Formosus, Pope (891-96), dies on this day in history.  

1229  On this day in history hugo van Pierrepont, bishop of Liege, dies  

1284  On April - 04 alfonso X, "El Sabio" King of Castile/Leon (1252-84), dies at 62  

1292  Nicholas IV, [Girolamo Masci], Pope (1288-92), dies on this day in history.  

1305  Death of Jeanne of Navarre, wife of Philip IV of France (b. circa 1217) on this day in history.  

1393  On this day in history floris van Wevelinkhoven, bishop of Utrecht, dies  

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