On This Day

What Happened in April 1667

Historical Events

  • Apr 6 An earthquake devastates Dubrovnik, then an independent city-state
  • Apr 9 1st public art exhibition at the Palais-Royale in Paris

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Apr 27 Blind and impoverished, English poet John Milton sells the copyright of "Paradise Lost" for £10


Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 29 John Arbuthnot, Scottish mathematician and writer (Scriblerus Club), born in Inverbervie, Scotland (d. 1735)