What Happened in April 1810

Historical Events

  • Apr 19 Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparan, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a Junta is installed.
  • Apr 20 The Governors of Caracas declares the national sovereignty from Spain.

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Apr 27 Beethoven composes his famous piano piece, Für Elise.

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 6 Philip Gosse, intentor of institutional aquarium, writer (Omphalos)
  • Apr 11 Henry Rawlinson, English scholar (d. 1895)
  • Apr 21 John Putnam Chapin, American politician (d. 1864)
  • Apr 23 Thomas Wright, historian
  • Apr 28 Daniel Ullmann, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 7 Pieter L van de Kasteele, Dutch politician/patriot, dies at 61
  • Apr 10 Konrad Back, German monastic composer, dies at 60
  • Apr 11 Jakob Zupan, composer, dies at 75