On This Day

What Happened in April 1732

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 5 Jean-HonorĂ© Fragonard, French painter (The Swing), born in Paris (d. 1806)
  • Apr 8 David Rittenhouse, American astronomer, inventor, and mathematician, born in Paper Mill Run, Pennsylvania (d. 1796)

Person of interestFrederick North

Apr 13 Frederick North, Lord North, Prime Minister of Great Britain (Tory: 1770-82), "who lost America", born in London (d. 1792)

British Prime Minister Frederick North
British Prime Minister
Frederick North
  • Apr 18 George Colman the Elder, English dramatist, born in Florence (d. 1794)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 5 Johann Christian Schieferdecker, German composer, dies at 52
  • Apr 18 Louis FeuillĂ©e, French explorer, dies at 72
  • Apr 23 Cajetan Kolberer, composer, dies at 63