On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1778

Historical Events

  • New Orleans businessman Oliver Pollock creates the "$" symbol

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Poet Phillis Wheatley (24) weds grocer and advocate for black rights John Peters

1778 Highlights

About April 1, 1778

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 243 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries