Historical Events in April 1792

  • Apr 1 Gronings feminist Etta Palm demands women's right to divorce
  • Apr 2 The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint and authorizing the $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle & 2.50 quarter-Eagle gold coins & silver dollar, ½ dollar, quarter, dime & half-dime

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Apr 5 George Washington casts 1st presidential veto

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Apr 14 France declares war on Austria, starting French Revolutionary Wars
  • Apr 20 France declares war on Austria, Prussia & Sardinia
  • Apr 21 Brazilian revolutionary Tiradentes, is hanged, drawn and quartered in Rio de Janeiro
  • Apr 24 "La Marseillaise" composed by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle
  • Apr 25 Guillotine first used in France, executes highwayman Nicolas Pelletier