On This Day

What Happened in April 1800

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Apr 2 1st performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's 1st Symphony in C

  • Apr 24 US Library of Congress establishes with $5,000 allocation

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 15 James Clark Ross, British Royal Navy explorer (British Antarctic), born in London (d. 1862)
  • Apr 16 Jozef Stefani, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1876)
  • Apr 16 William Chambers, Scottish author and publisher (Basis of Communication & Coding), born in Peebles, Scotland (d. 1883)
  • Apr 16 George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan, British army officer (Charge of the Light Brigade), born in London, England (d. 1888)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 18 Pieter Fouquet, Dutch art merchant (Atlas of Fouquet), dies at 71
  • Apr 25 William Cowper, English pre-romantic poet (Olney Hymns), dies at 68
  • Apr 30 John H Midderigh, Rotterdam patriot, dies at 46