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Historical Calendar - April

Historic events for April

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Landscape image
1318

Berwick-upon-Tweed is captured by the Scottish from the English.

Florida Map
1513

Juan Ponce de Leon becomes the first European to set foot on Florida.

St Francis of Assisi image
1043

Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England.

Ignatius of Loyola image
1541

Ignatius of Loyola becomes first superior-General of the Jesuits.

Pocahontas image
1614

Native American Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe.

Richard the Lionheart image
1199

Richard the Lionheart , King of England, dies aged 41.

William Wordsworth image
1770

William Wordsworth, English poet, (d.1850), born.

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John Foxe image
1587

John Foxe, English writer (b.1516), dies.

Denmark image
1440

Christopher of Bavaria is appointed King of Denmark.

Dick Turpin image
1739

Dick Turpin executed in England for horse stealing.

King Edward image
1471

King Edward IV of England claims London from Henry VI.

American Civil War image
1861

The American Civil War begins.

John Dryden image
1668

John Dryden becomes first English poet laureate.

RMS Titanic image
1912

The British passenger liner RMS Titanic hits an iceberg. Six ice warnings were received by Titanic on the day of the collision.

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Dictionary image
1755

Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language first published.

Sir Isaac Newton Image
1705

Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College.

Geoffrey Chaucer image
1397

Geoffrey Chaucer tells the Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of Richard II.

Joan of Arc image
1909

Joan of Arc is beatified in Rome.

Venezuela image
1810

Venezuela achieves home rule.

Lord Byron image
1842

Lord Byron dies of fever in Greece.

John Mortimer image
1923

John Mortimer, English barrister, dramatist, screenwriter and author, born.

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Bazil image
1500

Álvares Cabral, Portuguese naviagator, becomes the first European to sight Brazil.

St George image
St George's Day

Countries that celebrate St George and St George's Day include England, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece, Georgia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Macedonia and Catalonia. Cities include Moscow, Genoa, Ljubljana, Beirut, and Victoria in Malta.

VolcanoImage
1872

Volcano Mount Vesuvius erupts.

Robinson Crusoe image
1719

Daniel Defoes publishes Robinson Crusoe.

William Shakespeare image
1564

William Shakespeare baptised.

Tea image
1773

British Parliament passes the Tea Act.

Funeral image
1603

Funeral of Queen Elizabeth I.

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Rubber image
1813

Rubber is patented.

Christopher Columbus image
1492

Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.







 

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