April 1770 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 12 British parliament repeals the Townshend Revenue Acts, which had fueled opposition to British rule in colonial America
  • Apr 19 Amsterdam buys Van Aerssens family 1/3 part of Suriname

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

Apr 19 British explorer Captain James Cook first sights Australia

Explorer James Cook
James Cook

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 3 Theodoros Kolokotronis, Greek general (d. 1843)

Person of interestWilliam Wordsworth

Apr 7 William Wordsworth, English poet laureate (The Prelude), born in Cockermouth, Cumberland (d. 1850)

  • Apr 9 Thomas Johann Seebeck, German physicist (d. 1831)

Person of interestGeorge Canning

Apr 11 George Canning, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1827) and Foreign Secretary, born in London, England (d. 1827)

British Prime Minister George Canning
British Prime Minister
George Canning
  • Apr 25 Georg Sverdrup, Norwegian philologist (d. 1850)
  • Apr 28 Nikita P Panin, Russian diplomat/minister of Foreign affairs
  • Apr 30 David Thompson, English/Canadian explorer (Columbia River)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 25 Jean-Antoine Nollet, French abbot and physicist (b. 1700)