April 1775 in History

Events in History

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 7 Francis C Lowell, founded 1st raw cotton-to-cloth textile mill
  • Apr 8 Adam A earl von Neipperg, Austrian general/Napoleon's wife Marie lover
  • Apr 21 Alexander Anderson, US, engraver/illustrator (Shakespeare)
  • Apr 22 Georg Hermes, German philosopher/theologist (Hermenianen)
  • Apr 23 Joseph Mallord Turner, England, landscape painter (Shipwreck)