What Happened in April 1790

Historical Events

  • Apr 10 US Patent system forms
  • Apr 30 Colonial troops occupy Bonni's marroon village

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 30 John Cockerill, English-Belgian industrialist (founded iron, steel, and manufacturing company - John Cockerill & Company), born in Haslingden, Lancs, England (d. 1840)

Famous Deaths

Benjamin Franklin

Apr 17 Benjamin Franklin, US Founding Father, inventor, ambassador and writer (Poor Richards Almanac), dies at 84