On This Day

April 1768 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 5 1st US Chamber of Commerce forms (NYC)

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Apr 9 John Hancock refuses to allow two British customs agents to go below deck of his ship, considered by some to be the first act of physical resistance to British authority in the colonies

Statesman John Hancock
Statesman
John Hancock

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 19 Adrian Hardy Haworth, English entomologist and botanist, born in Hull, England (d. 1833)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 9 Sarah Fielding, English writer (The Adventures of David Simple), dies at 58
  • Apr 19 Filippo della Valle, Italian sculptor, dies at about 70
  • Apr 19 Giovanni Antonio Canal [Canaletto], Italian painter and printmaker (Rialto), dies at 70
  • Apr 29 Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and minerologist, dies at 73