On This Day

What Happened in April 1610

Historical Events

Voyage of Discovery

Apr 17 English explorer Henry Hudson departs London, England aboard Discovery on his fourth, final and fatal voyage to discover a north west passage to the Pacific

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Charles de Saint-√Čvremond, French soldier (d. 1703)
  • Apr 22 Alexander VIII [Pietro Ottoboni], Italian Pope (1689-91), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1691)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 18 Robert Parsons, English jesuit (A Letter Disclosure), dies at 63