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 This day in History - April 5
432 Historic Events for April 5
1695

George Savile, 1st marquis of Halifax, dies at 61

Death
1697

Charles XI, King of Sweden (1660-97), dies at 41

Death
1698

Georg Gottfried Wagner, composer

Birth
1712

John Luyken, poet/etcher (species company), dies at 63

Death
1722

Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island

Event
1723

J Fischer von Erlach, Austrian architect (Hofburg, Vienna), dies at 66

Death
1725

Giacomo Casanova, Italian writer/philanderer/adventurer (uncertain)

Birth
1727

Pasquale Ankossi, composer

Birth
1732

Jean-Honor‚ Fragonard, France, painter

Birth
1732

Johann Christian Schieferdecker, composer, dies at 52

Death
1739

French emperor Karel VI sign secret treaty

Event
1751

Adolf Frederik of Holstein-Gottorp crowns himself king of Sweden

Event
1752

S‚bastien Erard, piano/harp manufacturer

Birth
1753

British Museum forms (opens in 1759)

Event
1762

British take Grenada, West Indies, from French

Event
1765

Edward Young, English poet (Love of Fame), dies at 81

Death
1768

1st US Chamber of Commerce forms (NYC)

Event
1784

Louis [Ludwig] Spohr, Germany, violin virtuoso/composer (Faust)

Birth
1784

Ludwig Spohr, composer

Birth
1788

Franz Pforr, German painter/cartoonist (Lukasbund)

Birth
1792

George Washington casts 1st presidential veto

Event
1794

Marie Jean H‚rault de S‚chelles, French author/politician, dies

Death
1794

Georges-Jacques Danton, French revolutionary leader, guillotined at 34

Death
1795

Henry Havelock, British soldier (War in Afghanistan 1838-39)

Birth
1799

Vincenzo Fioravanti, composer

Birth