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19th April in history

1539 – Emperor Charles V reached a truce with German Protestants at Frankfurt, Germany. 1587 – English admiral Sir Francis Drake entered Cadiz harbor and sank the SpanishRead more ›

18th April in History

1521 – Martin Luther confronted the emperor Charles V in the Diet of Worms and refused to retract his views that led to his excommunication. 1838 – TheRead more ›

17th April in history

1492 – Christopher Columbus signed a contract with Spain to find a passage to Asia and the Indies. 1521 – Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Roman CatholicRead more ›

16th April in history

1705 – Queen Anne of England knighted Isaac Newton. 1862 – Confederate President Jefferson Davis approved conscription act for white males between 18 and 35. 1862 – InRead more ›

15th April in history

1784 – The first balloon was flown in Ireland. 1813 – U.S. troops under James Wilkinson attacked the Spanish-held city of Mobile that would be in the futureRead more ›

14th April in history

1793 – A royalist rebellion in Santo Domingo was crushed by French republican troops. 1828 – The first edition of Noah Webster’s dictionary was published under the nameRead more ›

13th April in history

1598 – King Henry IV of France signed the Edict of Nantes which granted political rights to French Protestant Huguenots. 1759 – The French defeated the European alliesRead more ›

12th April in history

1861 – American Civil War: The war begins with Confederate forces firing on Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina. 1862 – American Civil War: TheRead more ›

11th April in history

1783 – After receiving a copy of the provisional treaty on March 13, the U.S. Congress proclaimed a formal end to hostilities with Great Britain. 1814 – NapoleonRead more ›

10th April in history

1741 – Frederick II of Prussia defeated Maria Theresa’s forces at Mollwitz and conquered Silesia. 1790 – The U.S. patent system was established when U.S. President George WashingtonRead more ›


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