On This Day

What Happened in April 1704

Historical Events

  • Apr 17 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell
  • Apr 24 "Boston News-Letter" 1st successful newspaper in US, forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 10 Benjamin Heath, English classical scholar, born in Exeter, Devon, England (d. 1766)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 8 Hiob Ludolf, German orientalist (b. 1624)
  • Apr 8 Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English statesman, dies at 63
  • Apr 10 William Egon of Fürstenberg, Bishop of Strassburg (b. 1629)
  • Apr 12 Johan van Waveren Hudde, Dutch mathematician (Concerning Reduction of Equations) and Mayor of Amsterdam (1672-1703), dies at 76