On This Day

April 1710 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 10 The first law regulating copyright is issued in Great Britain

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 15 William Cullen, Scottish physician and chemist, born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1790)
  • Apr 17 Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, British Freemason (d. 1767)
  • Apr 25 James Ferguson, Scottish astronomer, born in Banffshire, Scotland (d. 1776)
  • Apr 26 Thomas Reid, Scottish philosopher and founder of Scottish School of Common Sense, born in Strachan, Scotland (d. 1796)
  • Apr 30 Johann Kaspar Basselet von La Rosée, Bavarian general, born in Arlon, Province of Luxembourg, Belgium (d. 1795)