On This Day

What Happened in April 1710

Historical Events

  • Apr 10 The first law regulating copyright is issued in Great Britain

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 12 Caffarelli [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castrato soprano, born in Bitonto, Italy (d. 1783)
  • Apr 15 Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, French dancer, born in Brussels, Spanish Netherlands (d. 1770)
  • Apr 15 William Cullen, Scottish physician and chemist, born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1790)
  • Apr 17 Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, British Freemason (d. 1767)
  • Apr 25 James Ferguson, Scottish astronomer, born in Banffshire, Scotland (d. 1776)
  • Apr 26 Thomas Reid, Scottish philosopher and founder of Scottish School of Common Sense, born in Strachan, Scotland (d. 1796)
  • Apr 30 Johann Kaspar Basselet von La Rosée, Bavarian general, born in Arlon, Province of Luxembourg, Belgium (d. 1795)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 28 Thomas Betterton, British actor & dramatist (Coriolanus), dies at 74