On This Day

Events in History in April 1820

Venus de Milo

Apr 8 The famous ancient Greek statue, Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Milos

  • Apr 12 Alexander Ypsilantis is declared leader of Filiki Eteria, a secret organization to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece.

Historic Event

Apr 21 Danish scientist Hans Christian Ørsted is the first to identify electromagnetism, when he observes a compass needle