What Happened in April 1774

Historical Events

  • Apr 19 CW Glucks opera "Iphigenia in Aulis" premieres in Paris
  • Apr 30 Pope Clement XIV proclaims a universal jubilee for the second time

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 17 Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek, organist/pianist/composer
  • Apr 21 Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist/astronomer (balloonist)
  • Apr 26 Christian Leopold von Buch, German geologist (d. 1853)
  • Apr 28 Francis Baily, English Astronomer and describer of "Baily's Beads" during solar eclipse

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 28 Chief Justice John Jay (28) weds Sarah Van Brugh Livingston (17)

Ist US Chief Justice John Jay
Ist US Chief Justice
John Jay

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 4 Oliver Goldsmith, Irish novelist and dramatist (She Stoops to Conquer), dies at 17
  • Apr 23 Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich, painter, dies