On This Day

What Happened in April 1676

Historical Events

  • Apr 18 Sudbury, Massachussetts, attacked by Indians
  • Apr 22 Battle of Etna - Netherlands and Spain vs France, M de Ruyter fatally wounded

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 14 Ernst Christian Hesse, German composer, born in Großengottern, Germany (d. 1762)
  • Apr 17 Frederik I, van Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden (1720-51), born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1751)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 5 John Winthrop, the Younger, American politician (b. 1606)
  • Apr 8 Claudia Felicitas of Austria, Empress consort of Germany, dies at 22
  • Apr 29 Michiel A de Ruyter, Dutch rear-admiral, (Newport), killed at 69