On This Day

What Happened in April 1780

Historical Events

  • Apr 16 The University of Münster in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany is founded

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 7 William Ellery Channing, American Unitarian clergyman
  • Apr 13 Alexander Mitchell, Irish engineer (inventor of the screw-pile lighthouse), born in Dublin (d. 1868)
  • Apr 29 Charles Nodier, French writer (History du chien the Brisquet), born in Besançon, France (d. 1844)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 21 Ferdinand Zellbell the younger, Swedish composer and co-founder of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, dies at 60