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Historical Events in April 1794

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Apr 4 Battle of Racławice, part of the Polish-Lithuanian uprising led by Tadeusz Kościuszko with a tactical Polish victory

Military Leader and Statesman Tadeusz Kościuszko
Military Leader and Statesman
Tadeusz Kościuszko

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 7 English chemist and theologian Joseph Priestley departs England for America on board Sansom at Gravesend

Chemist, Theologian and Author Joseph Priestley
Chemist, Theologian and Author
Joseph Priestley
  • Apr 21 NYC formally declares coast of Ellis Island publicly owned, so they can build forts to protect NYC from British
  • Apr 30 The Battle of Boulou is fought, in which French forces defeated the Spanish under General Union.