On This Day

What Happened in April 1699

Historical Events

  • Apr 14 Khalsa: Birth of Khalsa, the brotherhood of the Sikh religion, in Northern India in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 7 Andreas Benedikt Praelisauer, composer
  • Apr 17 Robert Blair, Scottish poet (The Grave), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1746)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 21 Jean Racine, French dramatist (IphigĂ©nie), dies at 59
  • Apr 22 Hans A baron von Abschatz, Silesian poet, dies at 53
  • Apr 29 Samuel Apostool, vicar/theologist (Zonisten), dies at 50