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Historical Events In April - 05

Thursday, 26 May 2022

1693  Anne M L of Orleans, duchess (Grande Mademoiselle), dies at 65 on April - 05.  

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

1697  On April - 05 charles XI, King of Sweden (1660-97), dies at 41  

1698  Georg Gottfried Wagner, composer on this day in history.  

1712  On this day in history john Luyken, poet/etcher (species company), dies at 63  

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

1727  Pasquale Ankossi, composer on this day in history.  

1732  On April - 05 johann Christian Schieferdecker, composer, dies at 52  

1739  French emperor Karel VI sign secret treaty on this day in history.  

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  British take Grenada, West Indies, from French on this day in history.  

1765  Edward Young, English poet (Love of Fame), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1768  1st US Chamber of Commerce forms (New York NY) on April - 05.  

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

1784  Louis [Ludwig] Spohr, Germany, violin virtuoso/composer (Faust) on this day in history.  

1788  On April - 05 franz Pforr, German painter/cartoonist (Lukasbund)  

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

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

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 April - 05.  

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

1806  Isaac Quintard patents apple cider on April - 05.  

1811  On this day in history robert Raikes, founder of Sunday Schools, dies  

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

1812  Brits storm Badajoz fortress, held by French and Spanish on April - 05.  

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

1814  On this day in history netherlands Bank issues it's 1st banknotes  

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

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

1818  Lewis Baldwin Parsons, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) on April - 05.  

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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  Bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1510) was born on April - 05.  

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

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

1595  John Wilson, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1622  Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician (d. 1703) was born on this day in history.  

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 April - 05 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  On this day in history 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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