What Happened in April 1795

Historical Events

  • Apr 7 France adopts the metre as the basic measure of length.
  • Apr 23 William Hastings acquitted in England of high treason

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 5 Henry Havelock, British soldier (War in Afghanistan 1838-39)
  • Apr 19 Christian Gottfried Ehrenburg, German zoologist
  • Apr 21 Vincenzo Pallotti, Italian saint
  • Apr 28 Charles Sturt, England, explorer (Australia)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 12 Rainieri de Calzabigi, Italian librettist and poet, dies at 80
  • Apr 12 Johann Kaspar Basselet von La Rosée, Bavarian general (b. 1710)
  • Apr 30 Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French writer and numismatist (b. 1716)