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April 1715 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 15 Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Apr 20 Nicholas Rowe's play "The Tragedy of Lady Jane Grey" premieres in London

Queen of England Jane Grey
Queen of England
Jane Grey

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 29 English Astronomer John Flamsteed observes Uranus for 6th time

1st Astronomer Royal John Flamsteed
1st Astronomer Royal
John Flamsteed

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 3 John Hanson, Continental Congressman, 1st US President under Articles of Confederation, born in Maryland (d.1783)
  • Apr 3 William Watson, English physician and scientist, born in London (d. 1787)