On This Day

What Happened in April 1705

Historical Events


Apr 16 Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College, Cambridge

Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
Physicist & Mathematician
Isaac Newton
Queen of England Anne Stuart
Queen of England
Anne Stuart
  • Apr 23 Richard Steele's play "Tender Husband" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 12 William Cookworthy, English chemist, born in Kingsbridge, Devon (d. 1780)
  • Apr 20 Balthasar Schmid, German composer and printer, born in Nuremberg, Bavaria (d. 1749)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 2 Johann Löhner, German composer, dies at 59