On This Day

What Happened in April 1702

Historical Events

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

Royal Coronation

Apr 23 Queen Anne is crowned at Westminster Abbey, London

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