What Happened in April 1793

Historical Events

  • Apr 15 Bank of England issues first £5 note
  • Apr 22 President Washington attends opening of Rickett's, 1st circus in US
  • Apr 29 Cornerstone laid for Groningen's new town hall

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 11 Nicolaas C Kist, Dutch church historian/archivist
  • Apr 12 Ferdinand I KLJM, the Good Natured, Emperor of Austria/king of Hungary
  • Apr 15 Friedrich Struve, Germany, founded dynasty of astronomers

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 9 Ernestus Weinrauch, composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 13 Pierre Gaspard Chaumette, French revolutionary (b. 1763)
  • Apr 15 Ignacije Szentmartony, Croatian Jesuit missionary and geographer (b. 1718)
  • Apr 21 John Michell, English seismologist (b. 1724)
  • Apr 29 Yechezkel Landau, Polish rabbi (b. 1713)
  • Apr 29 John Michell, English scientist (b. 1724)
  • Apr 30 Lorenzo Fago, Italian composer and teacher, dies at 88