On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1770

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Amsterdam buys Van Aerssens family 1/3 part of Suriname

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

British explorer Captain James Cook first sights Australia

Explorer James Cook
James Cook

Famous Birthdays

  • Georg Abraham Schneider, German horn player and composer, born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1839)

Famous Deaths

  • Esprit Antoine Blanchard, French composer, dies at 74