April 6, 1808: John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company, which would eventually make him America’s first millionaire.
April 7, 1827: John Walker, and English chemist, sells the first friction match.
April 8, 1820: The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos.
April 9, 1511: St. John’s College, Cambridge, England (founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort) receives its charter.
April 10, 1815: The Mount Tambora volcano begins a three-month-long eruption, lasting until July 15.
April 11, 1814: The Treaty of Fontainebleau ends the War of the Sixth Coalition against Napoleon.
April 12, 1606: The Union Flag is adopted as the flag of Great Britain.