What Happened in April 1705

Historical Events


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

Theater Premiere

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