What Happened in April 1788

Historical Events

  • Apr 7 1st settlement in Ohio, at Marietta
  • Apr 15 Britain, Netherlands & Prussia sign peace treaty
  • Apr 28 Maryland becomes 7th state to ratify US constitution

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 2 Francisco Balagtas, Filipino poet (d. 1862)
  • Apr 5 Franz Pforr, German painter/cartoonist (Lukasbund)
  • Apr 12 Johann Erik Nordblom, composer
  • Apr 14 David G. Burnet, interim president of the Republic of Texas (d. 1870)
  • Apr 17 Joseph Gilbert Totten, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1864)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 12 Carl Joseph Toeschi, composer, dies at 56
  • Apr 12 Carlo Antonio Campioni, composer, dies at 67
  • Apr 15 Giuseppe Bonno, Austrian composer, dies at 77
  • Apr 16 George-Louis Leclerc, count de Buffon, French naturalist and writer on natural history (Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière), dies at 80
  • Apr 22 Zacharias H Alewijn, Dutch poet, dies 46