On This Day

What Happened in April 1793

Historical Events

  • Apr 15 Bank of England issues first £5 note
  • Apr 22 President Washington attends opening of Rickett's, 1st circus in US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 24 French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat is acquitted by the Revolutionary Tribunal of charges brought by the Girondin in Paris

Revolutionary and Journalist Jean-Paul Marat
Revolutionary and Journalist
Jean-Paul Marat
  • Apr 29 Cornerstone laid for Groningen's new town hall in the Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 11 Nicolaas Christiaan Kist, Dutch Reformed theologian and church historian, born in Woerden, Netherlands (d. 1859)
  • Apr 15 Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, German-Russian astronomer, born in Altona, Hamburg (d. 1864)
  • Apr 19 Ferdinand I, Emperor of Austria (1835-48), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1875)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 9 Ernestus Weinrauch, composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 13 Pierre Gaspard Chaumette, French revolutionary, dies at 30
  • Apr 15 Ignacije Szentmartony, Croatian Jesuit missionary & geographer, dies at 74
  • Apr 21 John Michell, English seismologist (b. 1724)
  • Apr 29 Yechezkel Landau, Polish rabbi and Talmudist, dies at 79
  • Apr 29 John Michell, English scientist and polymath, first to propose existence of black holes (b. 1724)
  • Apr 30 Lorenzo Fago, Italian composer and teacher, dies at 88