1685 – Birth of the English poet and playwright who is best known for his book-length poem
-The complaint; or, Night Thoughts on life, Death, and Immortality, Commonly called Night Thoughts.
-He had written two tragedies:
-(Busiris, 1719, and The Revenge, 1721) and a series of satires
-(The Universal Passion, 1725-28) before becoming a cleric in 1730
1765 – Died on April 5