On This Day

April 1688 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 18 "Germantown Quaker Petition Against Slavery": Francis Daniel Pastorius authors 1st formal written protest against African-American slavery in English colonies in Germantown, Pennsylvania

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 4 Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer and cartographer, born in Paris (d. 1768)