On This Day

What Happened in April 1751

Historical Events

  • Apr 5 Adolf Frederik of Holstein-Gottorp crowns himself King of Sweden
  • Apr 29 The New York Gazette and Post Boy carries first public report of a cricket match played in America; New York XI v London XI on the site of what is today the Fulton Fish Market in Manhattan, NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 3 Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, French opera composer, born in Eymet, France (d. 1796)
  • Apr 9 Emanuel Schikaneder, German playwright and composer, born in Straubing, Germany (d. 1812)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 19 Peter Lacy, Irish-born Russian Field marshal (b. 1678)