College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History

April

  1. William Harvey born, 1578.
    Persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany begins, 1933.
  2. Charlemagne, Charles the Great, born, 742.
  3. Peace of Cateau-Cambresis ending Habsburg-Valois Wars, 1559.
    Arab armistice with Israel, 1949.
  4. North Atlantic Treaty (NATO) signed at Washington, 1949.
  5. Thomas Hobbes born, 1588.
    Joseph Lister born, 1827.
  6. U.S. enters World War I, 1917.
  7. St. Francis Xavier born, 1506.
    Capetown founded, 1652.
    William Wordsworth born, 1770.
  8. Petrarch crowned Poet on the Capital, Rome, 1341.
    Entente Cordiale signed by England and France, 1904.
  9. Francois Rabelais dies, 1553.
    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin born, 1870.
  10. Chartists present Petition to Parliament, 1848.
    Archduke Maximilian made Emperor of Mexico, 1864.
  11. Peace of Utrect ending War of Spanish Succession, 1713.
    Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated and Treaty of Fontainebleau signed, 1814.
  12. Firing on Fort Sumter beginning U.S. Civil War, 1861.
    Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin is first man in space, 1961.
  13. Edict of Nantes promulgated, 1598.
    First performance of Handel's Messiah at Dublin, 1742.
  14. S.S. Titanic sank, 1912.
  15. Abraham Lincoln died, 1865.
  16. Battle of Culloden, 1746.
    Harriet Quimby first woman to fly over English Channel, 1912.
  17. Martin Luther excommunicated by Diet of Worms, 1521.
    Treaty of Shimonoseki ending Sino-Japanese War, 1895.
  18. San Francisco earthquake and fire, 1906.
  19. Battle of Lexington, 1775.
  20. Jacques Cartier reaches Labrador, 1534.
    Adolf Hitler born, 1889.
  21. Peter Abelard died, 1142.
    Queen Elizabeth II born, 1926.
  22. Queen Isabella of Spain born, 1451.
    Mme. DuBarry becomes official mistress of Louis XV, 1769.
  23. William Shakespeare died, 1616.
    Cervantes died, 1616.
  24. Library of Congress founded, 1800.
    Beginning of Irish Easter Rebellion, 1916.
  25. St. Louis (King Louis IX) born, 1214.
  26. Jean Racine dies, 1699.
    Guernica, Spain, destroyed by German aircraft, 1937.
  27. Edward Gibbon born, 1737.
  28. Mutiny on the Bounty, 1789.
    League of Nations founded, 1919.
  29. Jeanne of Arc inspires French troops to victory at Orleans, 1429.
    Duke of Wellington born, 1769.
  30. USA purchased Louisiana from France, 1803.

 

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