On This Day

April 1728 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 22 Pierre de Marivaux' "Le Triomphe de Plutus" premieres in Paris

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 16 Joseph Black, Scottish chemist and physicist known for his discoveries of magnesium, latent heat and carbon dioxide, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1799)
  • Apr 19 Francisco Albergati Capacelli, Italian writer and playwright, born in Bologna (d. 1804)
  • Apr 23 Samuel Wallis, English explorer (Wallis Island), born in Camelford, Cornwall (d. 1795)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 3 James Anderson, Scottish lawyer (b. 1662)
  • Apr 25 John Woodward, geologist/physician, dies