On This Day

April 9, 1768 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
John Hancock

Deaths in History

  • Sarah Fielding, English writer (The Adventures of David Simple), dies at 58