On This Day

What Happened in April 1693

Historical Events


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Apr 1 Cotton Mather's four-day-old son dies, and witchcraft is blamed

Puritan Minister Cotton Mather
Puritan Minister
Cotton Mather

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 3 George Edwards, English naturalist and ornithologist (father of British ornithology), born in Stratford, Essex, England (d. 1773)
  • Apr 16 Anne Sophie Reventlow, Queen of Denmark and Norway (1721-30), born in Clausholm Castle, Denmark (d. 1743)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 5 Anne Marie Louise d'OrlĂ©ans, Duchess of Montpensier (Grand Mademoiselle), dies at 65
  • Apr 9 Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, French writer, dies at 74