On This Day

What Happened in April 1740

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 2 Armand-Gaston Camus, French revolutionist and Chairman of the Council of 500, born in Paris (d. 1804)
  • Apr 4 Wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen, composer

Person of interestHaym Salomon

Apr 7 Haym Salomon, Polish-born American broker who helped finance the American Revolution, born in Leszno, Poland (d. 1785)

Financier Haym Salomon
Financier
Haym Salomon
  • Apr 18 Francis Baring, English merchant and banker, born in Larkbeare House, Exeter

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 23 Thomas Tickell, English writer and poet, dies at 54
  • Apr 25 Shrimant Baji Rao Vishwanath Bhat, also known as Baji Rao I, a general and Peshwa (b. 1699)