On This Day

What Happened in April 1763

Historical Events

  • Apr 30 Member of Parliament and journalist John Wilkes confined in the Tower of London, charged with seditious libel

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 2 Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari, Italian composer, baptized in Rovereto, Italy (d. 1842)
  • Apr 7 Domenico Dragonetti, Italian composer and double bass player, born in Venice, Republic of Venice (now Italy) (d. 1846)