On This Day

April 1800 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 24 US Library of Congress establishes with $5,000 allocation

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 15 James Clark Ross, British Royal Navy explorer (British Antarctic), born in London (d. 1862)
  • Apr 16 William Chambers, Scottish author and publisher (Basis of Communication & Coding), born in Peebles, Scotland (d. 1883)
  • Apr 16 George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan, British army officer (Charge of the Light Brigade), born in London, England (d. 1888)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 18 Pieter Fouquet, Dutch art merchant (Atlas of Fouquet), dies at 71
  • Apr 30 John H Midderigh, Rotterdam patriot, dies at 46