On This Day

Historical Events in April 1776

  • Apr 1 Friedrich von Klinger's "Sturm und Drang" premieres in Leipzig

Historic Event

Apr 3 George Washington receives honorary Ll.D. degree from Harvard College

  • Apr 7 Captain John Barry and the USS Lexington captures the Edward
  • Apr 12 Halifax resolution for independence adopted by North Carolina
  • Apr 15 Duchess of Kingston found guilty of bigamy