On This Day

What Happened in April 1720

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 3 Elia van Vilnius [Elijahu ben Salomo Zalman], Latvian rabbi, born in Sialiec, Polish-Lithuanian (d. 1797)
  • Apr 23 Vilna Gaon, Lithuanian rabbi, born in Sialiec, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (d. 1797)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 2 Joseph Dudley, colonial Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1647)
  • Apr 21 Antoine Hamilton, French writer (b. 1646)