April 1792 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 4 Thaddeus Stevens, US Radical Republican congressional leader (Rep-R)
  • Apr 12 John George Lambton, statesman (1st Earl of Durham), born in London, England
  • Apr 23 John Thomas Romney Robinson, Irish astronomer and physicist (d. 1882)
  • Apr 25 John Keble, Anglican priest/founder (Oxford Movement)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 3 George Pocock, British admiral (b. 1706)
  • Apr 4 James Sykes, American politician (b. 1725)
  • Apr 14 Maximilian Hell, Slovakian astronomer (b. 1720)
  • Apr 21 Tiradentes, Brazilian revolutionary (b. 1746)
  • Apr 23 Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian and adventurer (b. 1741)
  • Apr 25 Nicolas J Pelletier, French highwayman, 1st person guillotined
  • Apr 30 John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, British statesman who claimed to have invented the sandwich, dies at 73