On This Day

What Happened in April 1702

Historical Events

  • Apr 20 Comet C/1702 H1 approaches within 0.0437 AUs of Earth

CrownRoyal Coronation

Apr 23 Queen Anne is crowned at Westminster Abbey

Queen of England Anne Stuart
Queen of England
Anne Stuart

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 23 Margaret Fell, English founder of the Religious Society of Friends known as the "mother of Quakerism," dies at about 87
  • Apr 27 Jean Bart, French naval commander (Escape out of Plymouth), dies at 51