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Events in History

  • Apr 14 NY adopts new constitution as an independent state
  • Apr 20 New York adopts new constitution as an independent state
  • Apr 26 Sybil Ludington, 16, rode from NY to Ct rallying her fathers militia

Birthdays in History


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Apr 12 Henry Clay, American politician known as "the Great Compromiser", born in Hanover County, Virginia (d. 1852)

Legislator and Orator Henry Clay
Legislator and Orator
Henry Clay

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Apr 30 Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician considered one of the greatest of all time (Gaussian distribution, fundamental theorem of algebra), born in Brunswick, Germany (d. 1855)

Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss
Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist
Carl Friedrich Gauss