On This Day

What Happened on April 9, 1768

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Statesman John Hancock
John Hancock

Famous Deaths

  • Sarah Fielding, English writer (The Adventures of David Simple), dies at 58
1768 Highlights

About April 9, 1768

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 253 years and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aries