On This Day

What Happened in April 1726

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 8 Lewis Morris, American landowner and farmer (signed US Declaration of Independence), born in Morrisania, New York (d. 1798)
  • Apr 12 Charles Burney, English music historian, born in Shrewsbury, England (d. 1814)
  • Apr 20 Jozef de Ferraris, French-Austrian general and cartographer, born in Lun√©ville, France (d. 1814)
  • Apr 26 Pasquale Paoli, Corsican freedom fighter, born in Stretta di Morosaglia, France (d. 1807)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 17 Princess Henri√ętte Amalia of Anhalt-Dessau, monarch of Nassau-Dietz, dies at 49
  • Apr 26 Jeremy Collier, English bishop & theatre critic, dies at 75
  • Apr 28 Thomas Pitt, British merchant & Governor of Madras, dies at 72