On This Day

April 1779 in History

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 8 US Defector General Benedict Arnold (38) weds Peggy Shippen (18) at Shippen's townhouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

US General and Turncoat Benedict Arnold
US General and Turncoat
Benedict Arnold

Deaths in History

  • Apr 24 Eleazar Wheelock, American founder of Dartmouth College, dies at 68