On This Day

Events in History in April 1802

  • Apr 8 French Protestant church becomes state-supported & -controlled
  • Apr 10 Great Trigonometrical Survey begun to survey entire Indian subcontinent, led by William Lambton and the East India Company (completed 1871)

Historic Event

Apr 15 William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy see a "long belt" of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud".