On This Day

What Happened in April 1692

Historical Events


USASalem Witch Trials

Apr 22 Edward Bishop is jailed for proposing flogging as a cure for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts

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Dramatic lithograph of the Salem witch trials produced in 1892
Dramatic lithograph of the Salem witch trials produced in 1892
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Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 5 Adrienne Lecouvreur, French actress (Comédie-Française) inspiration for 1849 drama "Adrienne Lecouvreur", born in Damery, Marne (d. 1730)
  • Apr 8 Giuseppe Tartini, Venetian Baroque composer and violinist (Trillo del Diavolo), born in Piran, Venice (d. 1770)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 14 Carlos de Gurrea, Spanish viceroy (Spanish Netherlands), dies