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Historical Events In April - 05

Sunday, 20 September 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  Georg Gottfried Wagner, composer on this day in history.  

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

1722  Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island on this day in history.  

1723  On this day in history j Fischer von Erlach, Austrian architect (Hofburg, Vienna), dies at 66  

1725  On this day in history giacomo Casanova, Italian writer/philanderer/adventurer (uncertain)  

1727  Pasquale Ankossi, composer on this day in history.  

1732  Johann Christian Schieferdecker, composer, dies at 52 on April - 05.  

1739  On April - 05 french emperor Karel VI sign secret treaty  

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

1753  On this day in history british Museum forms (opens in 1759)  

1762  On this day in history 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 April - 05.  

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

1788  Franz Pforr, German painter/cartoonist (Lukasbund) on April - 05.  

1792  On this day in history george Washington casts 1st presidential veto  

1794  Georges-Jacques Danton, French revolutionary leader, guillotined at 34 on this day in history.  

1795  On this day in history henry Havelock, British soldier (War in Afghanistan 1838-39)  

1799  Vincenzo Fioravanti, composer on this day in history.  

1803  1st performance of Beethoven's 2nd Symphony in D on this day in history.  

1804  High Possil Meteorite: The first recorded meteorite in Scotland falls in Possil on this day in history.  

1806  Isaac Quintard patents apple cider on this day in history.  

1811  On April - 05 robert Raikes, founder of Sunday Schools, dies  

1812  British storm Badajoz fortress, held by French & Spanish on April - 05.  

1812  Brits storm Badajoz fortress, held by French and Spanish on this day in history.  

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

1814  Netherlands Bank issues it's 1st banknotes on this day in history.  

1815  On this day in history eruption of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Java)  

1818  On April - 05 in the Battle of Maipú, Chile's independence movement  

1818  Lewis Baldwin Parsons, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1288  Emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (d. 1336) was born on April - 05.  

1472  Bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1510) was born on this day in history.  

1523  On April - 05 birth of blaise de Vigenère, French cryptographer (d. 1596)  

1588  On this day in history birth of thomas Hobbes, England, philosopher (Leviathan)  

1595  On this day in history birth of john Wilson, composer  

1598  On April - 05 birth of laurentius Erhard, composer  

1604  Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1675) was born on this day in history.  

1622  Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician (d. 1703) was born on April - 05.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0582  On this day in history death of eutychius, Patriarch of Constantinople (c. 512)  

0828  On this day in history nicephorus, patriarch of Constantinopel (806-15), dies at about 77  

1168  On April - 05 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 this day in history.  

1531  Death of Richard Roose, boiled to death for trying to poison an archbishop on April - 05.  

1605  Death of Adam Loftus, English Protestant archbishop in Ireland (c.1513) on this day in history.  

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