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Historical Events In April - 06

Thursday, 22 April 2021

1609  On this day in history henry Hudson sails 'Half Moon' up Hudson River to site of Albany; searching for North West Passage for Dutch East India Company.  

1631  On this day in history vincenzo De Grandis, composer  

1634  Heeren XIX asks "to secure Eylands Curacao" on April - 06.  

1652  On this day in history cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in S Africa, established  

1660  Johann Kuhnau, composer on April - 06.  

1663  King Charles II signs Carolina Charter on this day in history.  

1664  France & Saksen sign alliance on April - 06.  

1667  An earthquake devastates Dubrovnik, then an independent city-state on April - 06.  

1671  The birth of Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French philosopher on April - 06.  

1671  On this day in history jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French playwright/poet (Sacred Odes & Songs)  

1672  France declares war on Netherlands on this day in history.  

1672  Andre Cardinal Destouches, composer on April - 06.  

1707  Willem Van de Velde, the Young, Dutch seascape painter, dies a 73 on this day in history.  

1708  On April - 06 george Reuter, composer  

1712  On April - 06 slave revolt in New York  

1712  Slave revolt in NY on April - 06.  

1722  On April - 06 peter the Great ends tax on men with beards  

1724  On April - 06 duke of Newcastle becomes English minister of Foreign Affairs  

1727  On this day in history denmark signs Covenant of Hannover  

1752  On this day in history johann Friedrich Kranz, composer  

1757  On this day in history english king George II fires minister William Pitt Sr  

1757  Alessandro Rolla, composer on this day in history.  

1773  James Mill, Scotland, philosopher/historian (Hist of British India) on this day in history.  

1776  Sloop-of-war Ranger, frigate Queen of France and frigate Warren capture British Hibernia and 7 other vessels on this day in history.  

1778  Joseph Funk, composer on April - 06.  

1779  Tommaso MFS Traetta, Italian opera composer (Farnace), dies at 52 on April - 06.  

1782  Rama I succeeds King Taksin of Siam (modern day Thailand), who is overthrown in a coup d'état on this day in history.  

1782  Rynoldus Popma van Oevering, composer, dies at 90 on this day in history.  

1789  First US Congress begins regular sessions, Federal Hall, NYC on this day in history.  

1789  US Congress begins regular sessions in Federal Hall, NYC Lobbyists only arrive later on this day in history.  

1789  On April - 06 1st US Congress begins regular sessions, Federal Hall, NYC  

1805  Lorenz Justinian Ott, composer, dies at 56 on April - 06.  

1808  On this day in history john Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company.  

1810  On this day in history philip Gosse, intentor of institutional aquarium, writer (Omphalos)  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 06

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1483  Raphael Sanzio, Italian painter/master builder (Madonna Sistina) was born on this day in history.  

1613  Stjepan Gradić, Croatian philosopher and scientist (d. 1683) was born on this day in history.  

1631  On April - 06 birth of vincenzo De Grandis, composer  

1632  On this day in history birth of maria Leopoldine of Austria, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1649)  

1651  André Dacier, French classical scholar (d. 1722) was born on April - 06.  

1660  Johann Kuhnau, composer was born on April - 06.  

1664  On this day in history birth of arvid Horn, Swedish statesman (d. 1742)  

1671  On this day in history birth of jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French playwright/poet (Sacred Odes & Songs)  

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Famous Deaths In April - 06

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0885  On this day in history methodius, Greek apostle of the slaves/archbishop of Sirmium, dies  

0912  On this day in history nottker "the Stamelaar", benedictine monk/poet, dies at about 71  

1147  Death of Frederick II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1090) on this day in history.  

1199  On April - 06 richard I, the Lion-hearted, King of England (1189-99), dies at 41  

1252  Peter of Verona, [Peter Martyr], Italian inquisitor/st, dies at 45 on April - 06.  

1348  On this day in history petrarch's Laura, dies of plague  

1362  On this day in history death of jacques de Bourbon, count of Marche, killed in battle  

1472  On this day in history pieter Bladelin, Belgium, land owner (Middelburg castle), dies  

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