On This Day

Historical Events in April 1808

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Apr 6 John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company

Businessman John Jacob Astor
Businessman
John Jacob Astor

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Apr 8 Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore promoted to an archdiocese by Pope Pius VII, with the founding of the dioceses of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville)

Bishop of Imola and Pope Pius VII
Bishop of Imola and Pope
Pius VII
  • Apr 9 Mayor Wolters offers French King Louis Napoleon townhall as a palace

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Apr 17 Bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of US ships

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Apr 30 1st practical typewriter finished by Italian Pellegrini Turri