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Historical Events In April - 05

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1693  Anne M L of Orleans, duchess (Grande Mademoiselle), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1695  George Savile, 1st marquis of Halifax, dies at 61 on April - 05.  

1697  On this day in history charles XI, King of Sweden (1660-97), dies at 41  

1698  On April - 05 georg Gottfried Wagner, composer  

1712  John Luyken, poet/etcher (species company), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1722  Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island on April - 05.  

1723  J Fischer von Erlach, Austrian architect (Hofburg, Vienna), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1725  Giacomo Casanova, Italian writer/philanderer/adventurer (uncertain) on this day in history.  

1727  On this day in history pasquale Ankossi, composer  

1732  Johann Christian Schieferdecker, composer, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

1739  French emperor Karel VI sign secret treaty on April - 05.  

1751  On this day in history adolf Frederik of Holstein-Gottorp crowns himself king of Sweden  

1753  British Museum forms (opens in 1759) on April - 05.  

1762  On April - 05 british take Grenada, West Indies, from French  

1765  Edward Young, English poet (Love of Fame), dies at 81 on April - 05.  

1768  1st US Chamber of Commerce forms (New York NY) on this day in history.  

1768  1st US Chamber of Commerce forms (NYC) on this day in history.  

1784  On this day in history louis [Ludwig] Spohr, Germany, violin virtuoso/composer (Faust)  

1788  Franz Pforr, German painter/cartoonist (Lukasbund) on this day in history.  

1792  On April - 05 george Washington casts 1st presidential veto  

1794  On April - 05 georges-Jacques Danton, French revolutionary leader, guillotined at 34  

1795  Henry Havelock, British soldier (War in Afghanistan 1838-39) on April - 05.  

1799  Vincenzo Fioravanti, composer on April - 05.  

1803  On April - 05 1st performance of Beethoven's 2nd Symphony in D  

1804  High Possil Meteorite: The first recorded meteorite in Scotland falls in Possil on April - 05.  

1806  On this day in history isaac Quintard patents apple cider  

1811  Robert Raikes, founder of Sunday Schools, dies on April - 05.  

1812  British storm Badajoz fortress, held by French & Spanish on this day in history.  

1812  On this day in history brits storm Badajoz fortress, held by French and Spanish  

1812  On this day in history brits storm Badajoz fortress, held by French & Spanish  

1814  Netherlands Bank issues it's 1st banknotes on April - 05.  

1815  Eruption of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Java) on this day in history.  

1818  On this day in history in the Battle of Maipú, Chile's independence movement  

1818  On this day in history lewis Baldwin Parsons, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1288  On April - 05 birth of emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (d. 1336)  

1472  On this day in history birth of bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1510)  

1523  Blaise de Vigenère, French cryptographer (d. 1596) was born on April - 05.  

1588  Thomas Hobbes, England, philosopher (Leviathan) was born on this day in history.  

1595  On April - 05 birth of john Wilson, composer  

1598  Laurentius Erhard, composer was born on this day in history.  

1604  On April - 05 birth of charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1675)  

1622  On this day in history birth of vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician (d. 1703)  

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Famous Deaths In April - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0582  On April - 05 death of eutychius, Patriarch of Constantinople (c. 512)  

0828  Nicephorus, patriarch of Constantinopel (806-15), dies at about 77 on this day in history.  

1168  On this day in history death of robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester (b. 1104)  

1258  Julian of Cornillon/Liege, Flemish visionary/saint, dies on this day in history.  

1270  On this day in history ramban Nachmanides, Talmudic scholar (Hiddushei Ha-Ramden), dies  

1419  Death of Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (b. 1350) on April - 05.  

1531  On April - 05 death of richard Roose, boiled to death for trying to poison an archbishop  

1605  Death of Adam Loftus, English Protestant archbishop in Ireland (c.1513) on April - 05.  

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