On This Day

What Happened in April 1789

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 4 1st US Congress begins regular sessions during George Washington's presidency at Federal Hall, NYC (ending 1791)

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 21 John Adams sworn in as 1st US Vice President (9 days before Washington)

2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams

Mutiny On The BountyMutiny On The Bounty

Apr 28 Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny on HMS Bounty against its captain William Bligh in the South Pacific

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Captain Bligh (Trevor Howard) faces mutineer Fletcher Christian (Marlon Brando) in the 1962 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film Mutiny On The Bounty
Captain Bligh (Trevor Howard) faces mutineer Fletcher Christian (Marlon Brando) in the 1962 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film Mutiny On The Bounty
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Famous Deaths

  • Apr 7 Peter Camper, anatomist/animal scholar, dies at 66
  • Apr 7 Abd-ul-Hamid I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1725)
  • Apr 26 Peter Ivanovich Panin, Russian general (Pugatshov-uprising), dies at ~67