On This Day

What Happened in April 1712

Historical Events

  • Apr 7 Slave revolt in New York kills 6 white men, 21 African Americans executed

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 5 John Luyken, Dutch poet and etcher (species company), dies at 63
  • Apr 10 Yusuf Nabi, Turkish poet (Hayriye), dies at about 77
  • Apr 11 Richard Simon, French Biblical critic (b. 1638)
  • Apr 29 Juan Bautista Jose Cabanilles, Spanish organist and composer, dies at 67
  • Apr 30 Philipp van Limborch, Dutch Remonstrants theologist and vicar, dies at 78