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April 1748 in History

Events in History


Historic DiscoveryRuins of Pompeii

Apr 1 Ruins of Pompeii rediscovered by Spaniard Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre

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The ruins of Pompeii, still standing after over 2000 years
The ruins of Pompeii, still standing after over 2000 years
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  • Apr 30 Ceasefire at Aken ends

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 12 Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (Classification of flowering plants), born in Lyon, France (d. 1836)
  • Apr 27 Adamántios Koraïs, Greek humanist scholar, born in Smyrna, Anatolia (d. 1833)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 12 William Kent, English sculptor/architect (Kensington Palace), dies