On This Day

What Happened in April 1789

Historical Events


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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

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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

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

Naval Commander William Bligh
Naval Commander
William Bligh

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