On This Day

What Happened in April 1768

Historical Events

  • Apr 5 1st US Chamber of Commerce forms (NYC)

Historic Event

Apr 9 John Hancock refuses to allow two British customs agents to go below deck of his ship, considered by some to be the first act of physical resistance to British authority in the colonies

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 7 Karl Theodor Toeschi, composer
  • Apr 19 Adrian Hardy Haworth, English entomologist and botanist, born in Hull, England (d. 1833)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 7 Michel Mathieu, composer, dies at 78
  • Apr 9 Sarah Fielding, English writer (The Adventures of David Simple), dies at 58
  • Apr 19 Filippo della Valle, Italian sculptor, dies at about 70
  • Apr 19 Giovanni Antonio Canal [Canaletto], Italian painter and printmaker (Rialto), dies at 70
  • Apr 29 Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and minerologist, dies at 73