On This Day

What Happened in April 1758

Historical Events

  • Apr 17 Francis Williams, 1st US black college graduate, publishes poems

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 4 John Hoppner, English portrait painter, born in Whitechapel, London (d. 1810)
  • Apr 4 Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, French Romantic painter and draughtsman - allegorical paintings and portraits, born in Cluny, Saône-et-Loire (d. 1823)

Person of interestJames Monroe

Apr 28 James Monroe, 5th US President (1817-25), born in Monroe Hall, Virginia (d. 1831)

5th US President James Monroe
5th US President
James Monroe
  • Apr 29 Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish Lieutenant General and war hero, born in Stora Torpa, Västergötland, Sweden (d. 1820)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 2 Johann Balthasar Konig, composer, dies at 67
  • Apr 22 Antoine de Jussieu, French naturalist, dies at 71
  • Apr 24 Florian Wrastill, composer, dies at 41
  • Apr 27 Jan Francisci, Slovak composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 30 François d'Agincourt, French composer (b. 1684)