What Happened in April 1816

Historical Events

  • Apr 9 African Methodist Episcopal Church organizes (Philadelphia)
  • Apr 10 2nd Bank of US chartered

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 5 Samuel Freeman Miller, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1890)
  • Apr 8 Frederick William Burton, painter
  • Apr 13 William Sterndale Bennett, composer
  • Apr 16 Edward "Old Allegheny" Johnson, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Apr 17 Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder (d. 1876)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 21 Charlotte Brontë,English novelist (Jane Eyre), born in Thornton, West Yorkshire

  • Apr 21 Louis Trezevant Wigfall, Confederate Army, (d. 1874)
  • Apr 22 Philip James Bailey, English poet (Festus)
  • Apr 22 Charles Denis Bourbaki, French general

Famous Divorces

  • Apr 16 Leading Romantic Age poet Lord Byron signs Deed of Separation dissolving his marriage with Lady Byron at her request after 1 year of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 28 Johann Heinrich Abicht, German philosopher (b. 1862)