On This Day

April 1781 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 29 French fleet occupies Tobago during American War of Independence
  • Apr 29 French fleet stops the Britain from seizing the Cape of Good Hope

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 2 Bhagwan Swaminarayan, Indian yogi and religious leader, born in Chhapaiya, Uttar Pradesh, India (d. 1830)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 23 James Abercrombie, British general (b. 1706)
  • Apr 28 Cornelius Harnett, American delegate to the Continental Congress, dies at 58