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


Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Romantic Poet Lord Byron
Romantic Poet
Lord Byron

Famous Deaths

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