- 1705 Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College, Cambridge
- 1746 Jacobite Rising 1745: Battle of Culloden, the last battle on British soil: Royalist troops under the Duke of Cumberland defeat the Jacobite army.
- 1900 US Post Office issues 1st books of postage stamps
- 1917 [OS Apr 4] Lenin issues his radical “April Theses” calling for Soviets to take power during Russian Revolution
- 1948 Organization for European Economic Cooperation (EEC) forms in Paris
- 2003 The Treaty of Accession is signed in Athens admitting 10 new member states to the European Union.
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