On This Day

What Happened in April 1762

Historical Events

  • Apr 5 British take Grenada, West Indies, from French

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 4 Stephen Storace, English composer, born in London (d. 1796)
  • Apr 10 Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist, born in Bologna (d. 1834)
  • Apr 13 Johanna Cornelia Wattier-Ziesenis, Dutch actress (Phaedra, Lady Macbeth), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1827)
  • Apr 13 Charles Frederick Horn, English musician and composer, born in Nordhausen, Germany (d. 1830)
  • Apr 14 Giuseppe Valadier, Italian architect and archaeologist, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1839)
  • Apr 29 Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, French marshal, born in Limoges, France (d. 1833)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 23 Johann Samuel Endler, German composer, dies at 67