On This Day

What Happened in April 1738

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Apr 15 Premiere in London of "Serse", an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel

  • Apr 18 Real Academia de la Historia ("Royal Academy of History") founded in Madrid

Famous Birthdays

William Cavendish-Bentinck

Apr 14 William Cavendish-Bentinck, British 3rd Duke of Portland, Whig Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1783, 1807-09), born in Nottinghamshire, (d. 1809)

  • Apr 16 Henry Clinton, British army officer and politician, born in Newfoundland, British Canada (d. 1795)
  • Apr 17 Philip Hayes, English composer, born in Oxford (d. 1797)