On This Day

What Happened in April 1732

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 5 Jean-Honoré 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)

Frederick North

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

  • 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 Feuillée, French explorer, dies at 72
  • Apr 23 Cajetan Kolberer, German composer, dies at 63