26th April 1716 A.D. The Death of John Somers, 1st Baron Somers, English jurist and politician #Onthisday

25th April 1710 A.D. The Birth of James Ferguson, Scottish astronomer and author #Onthisday

24th April 1856 A.D. The Birth of Philippe Pétain, French general and politician, 119th Prime Minister of France #Onthisday

23rd April 1016 A.D. The Death of Æthelred the Unready, English son of Edgar the Peaceful # Onthisday

22nd April 1884 A.D. The Birth of Otto Rank, Austrian-American psychologist and academic #Onthisday

21st April 847 A.D. The Death of Odgar, Frankish monk and archbishop #Onthisday

20th April 1284 A.D. The Death of Hōjō Tokimune, regent of Japan #Onthisday

19th April 1012 A.D. The Death of Ælfheah of Canterbury, English archbishop and saint #Onthisday

18th April 1802 A.D. The Death of Erasmus Darwin, English physician and botanist #Onthisday

17th April 1820 A.D. The Birth of Alexander Cartwright, American firefighter, invented Baseball #Onthisday