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Historical Events In April - 06

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

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 this day in history.  

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

1660  On April - 06 johann Kuhnau, composer  

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

1664  France & Saksen sign alliance on this day in history.  

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

1671  The birth of Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French philosopher on this day in history.  

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

1672  On this day in history france declares war on Netherlands  

1672  On this day in history andre Cardinal Destouches, composer  

1707  Willem Van de Velde, the Young, Dutch seascape painter, dies a 73 on April - 06.  

1708  On April - 06 george Reuter, composer  

1712  Slave revolt in New York on this day in history.  

1712  Slave revolt in NY on April - 06.  

1722  Peter the Great ends tax on men with beards on this day in history.  

1724  Duke of Newcastle becomes English minister of Foreign Affairs on this day in history.  

1727  On this day in history denmark signs Covenant of Hannover  

1752  On April - 06 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  On this day in history james Mill, Scotland, philosopher/historian (Hist of British India)  

1776  On April - 06 sloop-of-war Ranger, frigate Queen of France and frigate Warren capture British Hibernia and 7 other vessels  

1778  Joseph Funk, composer on April - 06.  

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

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

1782  On April - 06 rynoldus Popma van Oevering, composer, dies at 90  

1789  On this day in history first US Congress begins regular sessions, Federal Hall, NYC  

1789  On April - 06 uS Congress begins regular sessions in Federal Hall, NYC Lobbyists only arrive later  

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

1805  On April - 06 lorenz Justinian Ott, composer, dies at 56  

1808  On April - 06 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  On April - 06 birth of raphael Sanzio, Italian painter/master builder (Madonna Sistina)  

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

1631  Vincenzo De Grandis, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1651  On this day in history birth of andré Dacier, French classical scholar (d. 1722)  

1660  On April - 06 birth of johann Kuhnau, composer  

1664  Arvid Horn, Swedish statesman (d. 1742) was born on this day in history.  

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

Famous Deaths In April - 06

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0885  Methodius, Greek apostle of the slaves/archbishop of Sirmium, dies on this day in history.  

0912  On April - 06 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  Richard I, the Lion-hearted, King of England (1189-99), dies at 41 on April - 06.  

1252  On this day in history peter of Verona, [Peter Martyr], Italian inquisitor/st, dies at 45  

1348  On April - 06 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 April - 06 pieter Bladelin, Belgium, land owner (Middelburg castle), dies  

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