Historical Events in April 1775

  • Apr 11 The last execution for witchcraft in Germany takes place.
  • Apr 14 1st abolitionist society in US organizes in Philadelphia

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Apr 18 Paul Revere & William Dawes ride from Charleston to Lexington warning the "regulars are coming!"

American Patriot Paul Revere
American Patriot
Paul Revere
  • Apr 19 Minutemen Capt John Parker orders not to fire unless fired upon
  • Apr 19 American Revolution begins - Lexington Common, shot "heard round the world"
  • Apr 19 New England militiamen begin the siege of Boston, hemming in the British army garrison
  • Apr 19 Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott are captured by British troops riding from Lexington to Concord, Prescott escapes to warn Concord
  • Apr 23 Opera "Il RĂ© Pastore" is produced (Salzburg)