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Historical Events In April - 06

Sunday, 27 September 2020

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

1631  On this day in history 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 April - 06.  

1667  On this day in history an earthquake devastates Dubrovnik, then an independent city-state.  

1671  On April - 06 the birth of Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French philosopher  

1671  Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French playwright/poet (Sacred Odes & Songs) on April - 06.  

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

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  George Reuter, composer on April - 06.  

1712  On this day in history slave revolt in New York  

1712  On this day in history slave revolt in NY  

1722  Peter the Great ends tax on men with beards on April - 06.  

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

1727  On April - 06 denmark signs Covenant of Hannover  

1752  Johann Friedrich Kranz, composer on this day in history.  

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

1757  Alessandro Rolla, composer on April - 06.  

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 this day in history.  

1782  Rama I succeeds King Taksin of Siam (modern day Thailand), who is overthrown in a coup d'état on April - 06.  

1782  On this day in history rynoldus Popma van Oevering, composer, dies at 90  

1789  First US Congress begins regular sessions, Federal Hall, NYC on April - 06.  

1789  On this day in history uS Congress begins regular sessions in Federal Hall, NYC Lobbyists only arrive later  

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

1805  Lorenz Justinian Ott, composer, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1808  John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company on April - 06.  

1810  Philip Gosse, intentor of institutional aquarium, writer (Omphalos) on this day in history.  

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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 April - 06.  

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

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

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

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  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 April - 06.  

1199  Richard I, the Lion-hearted, King of England (1189-99), dies at 41 on April - 06.  

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

1348  Petrarch's Laura, dies of plague on April - 06.  

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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