What Happened in April 1831

Historical Events

  • Apr 7 Dom Pedro abdicates to son, Dom Pedro II crowned emperor of Brazil
  • Apr 14 Soldiers marching on a bridge in Manchester, England, cause it to collapse.

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 4 Edward Cary Walthall, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1898)
  • Apr 8 Allard Pierson, Dutch theologiost/philosopher/art historian/poet
  • Apr 12 Constantin Meunier, Belgian painter/sculptor
  • Apr 12 George Burgwyn Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Apr 12 Grenville Mellen Dodge, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Apr 14 Gerhard Rohlfs, German explorer/ambassador in Abyssinia
  • Apr 22 Alexander McDowell McCook, Major General (Union volunteers)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 2 Charles Felix, blind King of Sardina (1821-31), dies at 74
  • Apr 13 Ferdinand Kauer, composer, dies at 80
  • Apr 19 Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, German mathematician (b. 1765)
  • Apr 20 John Abernethy, English surgeon (b. 1764)