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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 ›

9th April in history

1770 – Captain James Cook discovered Botany Bay on the Australian continent. 1865 – At Appomattox Court House, Virginia, General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate Army toRead more ›

8th April in history

1460 – Juan Ponce de León, Spanish explorer and conquistador who searched for the fountain of youth and the first European to discover Florida, born in Santervás deRead more ›

7th April in history

1922 – U.S. Secretary of Interior leased Teapot Dome naval oil reserves in Wyoming. 1927 – The first long-distance TV transmission was sent from Washington, DC, to NewRead more ›

6th April in History

1199 – English King Richard I was killed by an arrow at the siege of the castle of Chaluz in France. 1607 – An expedition led by CaptainRead more ›

5th April in History

1843 – Queen Victoria proclaimed Hong Kong to be a British crown colony. 1869 – Daniel Bakeman, the last surviving soldier of the U.S. Revolutionary War, died atRead more ›

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