On This Day

What Happened in April 1701

Historical Events


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Apr 29 Drenthe, Netherlands, adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is May 12, 1701
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Pope Gregory XIII with the calendar that was to make his name
Pope Gregory XIII with the calendar that was to make his name

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 27 Charles Emanuel III of Savoy, King of Sardinia, born in Turin (d. 1773)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 4 Joseph Haines, entertainer and author
  • Apr 21 Asano Naganori, Japanese warlord (daimyƍ), dies at 33