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Historical Events In April - 06

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

1609  On April - 06 henry Hudson sails 'Half Moon' up Hudson River to site of Albany; searching for North West Passage for Dutch East India Company.  

1631  On April - 06 vincenzo De Grandis, composer  

1634  Heeren XIX asks "to secure Eylands Curacao" on this day in history.  

1652  Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in S Africa, established on April - 06.  

1660  Johann Kuhnau, composer on April - 06.  

1663  On April - 06 king Charles II signs Carolina Charter  

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  France declares war on Netherlands on this day in history.  

1672  On April - 06 andre Cardinal Destouches, composer  

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

1708  George Reuter, composer on this day in history.  

1712  Slave revolt in New York on April - 06.  

1712  Slave revolt in NY on this day in history.  

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

1724  On this day in history duke of Newcastle becomes English minister of Foreign Affairs  

1727  On April - 06 denmark signs Covenant of Hannover  

1752  On April - 06 johann Friedrich Kranz, composer  

1757  English king George II fires minister William Pitt Sr on this day in history.  

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

1778  On April - 06 joseph Funk, composer  

1779  On this day in history tommaso MFS Traetta, Italian opera composer (Farnace), dies at 52  

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

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 this day in history lorenz Justinian Ott, composer, dies at 56  

1808  John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company on this day in history.  

1810  Philip Gosse, intentor of institutional aquarium, writer (Omphalos) on April - 06.  

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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  Vincenzo De Grandis, composer was born on April - 06.  

1632  Maria Leopoldine of Austria, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1649) was born on April - 06.  

1651  André Dacier, French classical scholar (d. 1722) was born on this day in history.  

1660  On this day in history birth of johann Kuhnau, composer  

1664  Arvid Horn, Swedish statesman (d. 1742) was born on April - 06.  

1671  On April - 06 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 April - 06 methodius, Greek apostle of the slaves/archbishop of Sirmium, dies  

0912  Nottker "the Stamelaar", benedictine monk/poet, dies at about 71 on April - 06.  

1147  On April - 06 death of frederick II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1090)  

1199  Richard I, the Lion-hearted, King of England (1189-99), dies at 41 on this day in history.  

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

1348  Petrarch's Laura, dies of plague on this day in history.  

1362  On April - 06 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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