What Happened in April 1824

Historical Events

  • Apr 17 Russia abandons all North American claims south of 54° 40'N

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 5 Sydney Thompson Dobell, poet (Roman)
  • Apr 20 Alfred Holt Colquitt, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1894)
  • Apr 21 Anselmo Clave, composer
  • Apr 24 Fournier, Swiss/French postage stamp forger
  • Apr 25 Gustave-Rodolphe-Clarence Boulanger, painter
  • Apr 27 William Richard Bexfield, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 15 Theodorus F van Capellen, vice-admiral (Algiers), dies at 61
  • Apr 18 Edward Jones, composer, dies at 72
  • Apr 19 Lord Byron [George Gordon Byron], British romantic poet (Childe Harold's Pilgrimage) , dies at 36
  • Apr 24 Herman Muntinghe, theologist (History of Mankind), dies at 71