On This Day

What Happened in April 1688

Historical Events

  • Apr 18 "Germantown Quaker Petition Against Slavery": Francis Daniel Pastorius authors 1st formal written protest against African-American slavery in English colonies in Germantown, Pennsylvania

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 4 Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer and cartographer, born in Paris (d. 1768)
  • Apr 15 Johann Friedrich Fasch, German violinist and composer, born in Buttelstedt, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1758)