Historical Events In April - 01
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
0374 Comet 1P/374 E1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0884 AUs of Earth on this day in history.
0527 Justinianus becomes compassionate emperor of Byzantium on April - 01.
0705 On this day in history greek pope John VII chosen as successor to John VI
1064 Body of bishop Eleutherius of Blandain moved to Doornik on April - 01.
1204 On this day in history eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of Louis VII & Henry II, dies at 81
1205 On April - 01 amalrik II, King of Cyprus/Jerusalem, dies
1283 On April - 01 ludwig IV of Baveria, Roman Catholic Bavarian emperor (1314-47)
1318 On April - 01 berwick-upon-Tweed is captured by the Scottish from the English.
1340 Niels Ebbesen kills Gerhard III of Holstein in his bedroom, ending the 1332-1340 interregnum in Denmark on this day in history.
1504 English guilds/corp goes under state control on this day in history.
1528 On this day in history francisco de PeÃ±alosa, Spanish composer
1548 On April - 01 sigismund I, the Elder, King of Poland, dies at 81
1572 Bloys van Treslong conquers Brielle on this day in history.
1578 On April - 01 englishman William Harvey discovers blood circulation
1578 On April - 01 william Harvey of England discovers blood circulation
1578 William Harvey, England, physician (discovered blood circulation) on April - 01.
1580 On this day in history alonso Mudarra, Spanish composer
1581 On this day in history portugese Cortes subjects himself on Philip II
1582 On April - 01 gaspar de Crayer, Flemish painter
1611 Gillis van Valkenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 72 on this day in history.
1643 On this day in history christian Demelius, composer
1663 On this day in history gemert fines unwed motherhood (50 guilder penalty)
1697 On this day in history the birth of Abbe Prevost, French author
1721 On April - 01 pieter Hellendaal, Dutch violinist/organist/composer (Glees)
1724 Henry Pelham becomes English minister of War on April - 01.
1725 Francois Bainville, composer on this day in history.
1733 Canada's first lighthouse lit for the first time, using coal from nearby Morien and Spanish River, the round 200 metre tower, made with cement from limestone burned in local kilns, is the first fireproof concrete structure in North America on April - 01.
1734 On April - 01 louis Lully, composer, dies at 69
1748 Ruins of Pompeii found on April - 01.
1755 Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French lawyer (Fisiologia del Gusto) on this day in history.
1772 On April - 01 ignaz Franz von Mosel, composer
1776 Ships carrying 1,124 United Empire Loyalists arrive at Halifax from Boston; many with the British Army; in all, 40,000 Americans remain loyal on this day in history.
1776 On April - 01 friedrich von Klinger's "Sturm und Drang," premieres in Leipzig
1778 On April - 01 oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, creates "$"