On This Day

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


Person of interestBenjamin Franklin

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

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin