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Historical Events In April - 05

Sunday, 11 April 2021

1693  On this day in history anne M L of Orleans, duchess (Grande Mademoiselle), dies at 65  

1695  George Savile, 1st marquis of Halifax, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1697  Charles XI, King of Sweden (1660-97), dies at 41 on this day in history.  

1698  On this day in history georg Gottfried Wagner, composer  

1712  John Luyken, poet/etcher (species company), dies at 63 on April - 05.  

1722  Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island on April - 05.  

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

1725  Giacomo Casanova, Italian writer/philanderer/adventurer (uncertain) on April - 05.  

1727  On this day in history pasquale Ankossi, composer  

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

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 this day in history.  

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  On April - 05 1st US Chamber of Commerce forms (NYC)  

1784  Louis [Ludwig] Spohr, Germany, violin virtuoso/composer (Faust) on April - 05.  

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

1792  George Washington casts 1st presidential veto on this day in history.  

1794  On this day in history georges-Jacques Danton, French revolutionary leader, guillotined at 34  

1795  On April - 05 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 April - 05.  

1804  On April - 05 high Possil Meteorite: The first recorded meteorite in Scotland falls in Possil.  

1806  On April - 05 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 April - 05.  

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

1812  On April - 05 brits storm Badajoz fortress, held by French & Spanish  

1814  On April - 05 netherlands Bank issues it's 1st banknotes  

1815  Eruption of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Java) on April - 05.  

1818  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (d. 1336)  

1472  On April - 05 birth of bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1510)  

1523  On this day in history birth of blaise de Vigenère, French cryptographer (d. 1596)  

1588  Thomas Hobbes, England, philosopher (Leviathan) was born on April - 05.  

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

1598  On this day in history birth of laurentius Erhard, composer  

1604  On this day in history 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  Death of Eutychius, Patriarch of Constantinople (c. 512) on this day in history.  

0828  On April - 05 nicephorus, patriarch of Constantinopel (806-15), dies at about 77  

1168  Death of Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester (b. 1104) on April - 05.  

1258  On April - 05 julian of Cornillon/Liege, Flemish visionary/saint, dies  

1270  On April - 05 ramban Nachmanides, Talmudic scholar (Hiddushei Ha-Ramden), dies  

1419  On this day in history death of vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (b. 1350)  

1531  Death of Richard Roose, boiled to death for trying to poison an archbishop on this day in history.  

1605  On this day in history death of adam Loftus, English Protestant archbishop in Ireland (c.1513)  

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