On This Day

What Happened in April 1739

Historical Events

  • Apr 5 French emperor Karel VI sign secret treaty
  • Apr 7 Dick Turpin executed in England for horse stealing
  • Apr 21 Spain & Naples-Austria sign peace accord

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 7 Dick Turpin, English highwayman (hanged) (b. 1706)
  • Apr 19 Nicholas Saunderson, mathematician, dies