April 27, 1813: US Troops capture the capital of Upper Canada in the Battle of York (now Toronto).
April 28, 1789: The Mutiny on the Bounty occurs when Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift by a rebellious crew.
April 29, 1770: James Cook arrives at and names Botany Bay, Australia.
April 30, 1803: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million.
May 1, 1786: Opening night of Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro in Vienna, Austria.
May 2, 1808: The people of Madrid rise up in rebellion against French occupation at the beginning of the Peninsular War.
May 3, 1802: Washington, DC is incorporated as a city.