On This Day

April 1776 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 1 Friedrich von Klinger's "Sturm und Drang" premieres in Leipzig

Historic Event

Apr 3 George Washington receives honorary Ll.D. degree from Harvard College

  • Apr 7 Captain John Barry and the USS Lexington captures the Edward
  • Apr 12 Halifax resolution for independence adopted by North Carolina
  • Apr 15 Duchess of Kingston found guilty of bigamy

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 25 Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh, born in Buckingham Palace, London (d. 1857)
  • Apr 26 Joan Melchior Kemper, Dutch lawyer (designed civil code law book), born in Amsterdam (d. 1824)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 19 Jacob Israel Emden [Jacob ben Tswi], German rabbi, dies at 78
  • Apr 24 Carolus van de Abeele, Flemish Jesuit, dies at 84
  • Apr 29 Edward Wortley Montagu, English traveler and writer (b. 1713)