On This Day

What Happened in April 1662

Historical Events

  • Apr 23 Connecticut chartered as an English colony
  • Apr 27 Netherlands & France sign military covenant

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 26 Marie Louise D'Orleans, Queen consort of Spain as the first wife of King Charles II of Spain, born in Palais-Royal, Paris, Kingdom of France (d. 1689)
  • Apr 30 Mary II, Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland (1689-94), born in St James's Palace, London (d. 1694)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 4 Davis Mell, composer, dies at 57
  • Apr 4 Leonhart Kern, German sculptor, dies at about 73
  • Apr 14 William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman, dies at 79
  • Apr 20 Gerard Terborch, the elder, painter, dies
  • Apr 22 John Tradescant, English botanist & gardener, dies at 53