On This Day

Historical Events in April 1808

Historic Event

Apr 6 John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company

Historic Event

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)

  • Apr 9 Mayor Wolters offers French King Louis Napoleon townhall as a palace

Historic Event

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

  • Apr 30 1st practical typewriter finished by Italian Pellegrini Turri