What Happened on April 19, 1770

Historical Events

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

Cook Sights Australia

British explorer Captain James Cook first sights Australia. Writes in his log book that “what we have as yet seen of this land appears rather low, and not very hilly, the face of the Country green and Woody, but the Sea shore is all a white Sand.”

Famous Birthdays

  • Georg Abraham Schneider, German horn player and composer, born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1839)
Born in 1770

Famous Deaths

  • Esprit Antoine Blanchard, French composer, dies at 74

About April 19, 1770

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 253 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries