On This Day

What Happened in April 1649

Historical Events

  • Apr 21 Maryland Toleration Act passed in the American colony, allowing freedom of worship for Christians but sentencing to death anyone who rejected the divinity of Jesus

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 3 Joseph François Salomon, French composer, born in Toulon, France (d. 1732)
  • Apr 5 Elihu Yale, English merchant and philanthropist (benefactor of Yale University), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1721)
  • Apr 9 James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, bastard son of English king Charles II, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1685)
  • Apr 23 Andreas Kneller, German composer, born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1724)