On This Day

April 1774 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 17 First Unitarianism church service in England held by Theophilus Lindsey at the Essex Street Capel in London
  • Apr 30 Pope Clement XIV proclaims a universal jubilee for the second time

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 21 Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist (Biot-Savart law), born in Paris (d. 1862)
  • Apr 26 Christian Leopold von Buch, German geologist and paleontologist, born in Stolpe an der Oder, Margraviate of Brandenburg, Prussia (d. 1853)
  • Apr 28 Francis Baily, English astronomer and describer of "Baily's Beads" during solar eclipse, born in Newbury, Berkshire, England (d. 1844)

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 28 Chief Justice John Jay (28) weds Sarah Van Brugh Livingston (17)

1st US Chief Justice John Jay
1st US Chief Justice
John Jay

Deaths in History

  • Apr 4 Oliver Goldsmith, Irish novelist and dramatist (She Stoops to Conquer), dies at 45
  • Apr 23 Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich, German painter, dies at 61