What Happened on April 19, 1770

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Amsterdam buys Van Aerssens family 1/3 part of Suriname

Event of interestEvent of Interest

British explorer Captain James Cook first sights Australia

Captain/Explorer James Cook
James Cook

Famous Birthdays

  • Georg Abraham Schneider, German composer

Famous Deaths

  • Esprit Antoine Blanchard, French composer, dies at 74