On This Day

What Happened in April 1789

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 7 Petrus Camper, Dutch anatomist and anthropologist who studied comparative anatomy, paleontology and the facial angle, 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