On This Day

What Happened in April 1684

Historical Events

  • Apr 25 Patent granted for thimble

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 15 Catherine I, Empress of Russia (1725-27), born in Višķi, Daugavpils Municipality (d. 1727)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 5 William Brouncker, English mathematician (Brouncker's formula) and the 1st President of the Royal Society, dies at around 64
  • Apr 18 Gonzales Coques, Flemish painter, dies at 69

Person of interestRoger Williams

Apr 19 Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist, dies at 80

Theologian and Colonist Roger Williams
Theologian and Colonist
Roger Williams