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Historical Events

  • Apr 1 New Orleans businessman Oliver Pollock creates the "$" symbol

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 6 Joseph Funk, early American composer, born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (d. 1862)
  • Apr 10 William Hazlitt, Maidstone Kent England, essayist/critic

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 1 Poet Phillis Wheatley (24) weds grocer and advocate for black rights John Peters


Famous Deaths

  • Apr 7 Johann Balthasar Kehl, composer, dies at 52
  • Apr 8 Pieter Teyler van der Hulst, Dutch founder (Teyler Museum), dies at 76
  • Apr 22 James Hargreaves, inventor (spinning jenny), dies