On This Day

What Happened in April 1781

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Apr 8 Premiere of Mozart's violin sonata K379

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Apr 29 French fleet occupies Tobago during American War of Independence
  • Apr 29 French fleet stops the Britain from seizing the Cape of Good Hope

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 2 Bhagwan Swaminarayan, Indian yogi and religious leader, born in Chhapaiya, Uttar Pradesh, India (d. 1830)
  • Apr 22 Friedrich Christian Hermann Uber, German composer, born in Breslau (d. 1822)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 23 James Abercrombie, British general (b. 1706)
  • Apr 28 Cornelius Harnett, American delegate to the Continental Congress, dies at 58