On This Day

April 1784 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 9 Great Britain ratifies the Treaty of Paris, signed September 3, 1783, ending the Revolutionary War

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 13 Cornelis Smit, Dutch ship builder, born in Alblasserdam, Netherlands (d. 1858)
  • Apr 13 Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, Prussian field marshal, born in Stettin, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1877)
  • Apr 24 Peter Vivian Daniel, American jurist, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1841-60), born in Stafford County, Virginia (d. 1860)
  • Apr 29 Samuel Turell Armstrong, American politician and acting Governor of Massachusetts (1833- 36), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1850)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 4 Mary Mead, wife of English radical and journalist John Wilkes (b. 1715)
  • Apr 10 Simon Fokke, book illustrator, dies at 71
  • Apr 26 Nano Nagle, Irish convent founder, dies at 66
  • Apr 30 Franz K earl von Velbruck, German free mason, dies