On This Day

What Happened in April 1787

Historical Events

  • Apr 12 Philadelphia's Free African Society forms
  • Apr 16 1st American comedy, "The Contrast," made its debut in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 13 John Robertson, American politician, born in Petersburg, Virginia (d. 1873)
  • Apr 19 Deaf Smith, American frontiersman and revolutionary, born in Dutchess County, New York (d. 1837)
  • Apr 26 Ludwig Uhland, German writer, born in T├╝bingen, W├╝rttemberg (d. 1862)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 1 Floyer Sydenham, English classical scholar (b. 1710)
  • Apr 2 Thomas Gage, British general (b. 1719)
  • Apr 2 Francisco Javier Clavijero, Mexican Jesuit teacher and writer, dies at 55