On This Day

What Happened in April 1750

Historical Events

  • Apr 11 Jack Slack retains Champion of England boxing title, beats Frenchman Jean Petit in 7 rounds in Harlston, England; acknowledged as first international prize fight

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 17 François de Neufchâteau, French statesman and intellectual figure, born in Saffais, France (d. 1828)
  • Apr 24 Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1840)
  • Apr 28 Paul Ignaz Kürzinger, Bavarian composer, born in Mergentheim, Württemberg

Famous Weddings

George Mason

Apr 4 Statesman George Mason (24) weds Ann Eilbeck (16)