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 and 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, American engraver/illustrator (Shakespeare)
  • Apr 22 Georg Hermes, German philosopher/theologist (Hermenianen)
  • Apr 23 Joseph Mallord Turner, England, landscape painter (Shipwreck)