What Happened in April 1836

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 1 Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle reaches Cocos Islands

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • Apr 14 US Congress forms Territory of Wisconsin
  • Apr 19 Nikolai Gogol's "Revisor" premieres in St Petersburg
  • Apr 20 Territory of Wisconsin created
  • Apr 21 Battle of San Jacinto, Texas wins independence from Mexico

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 4 Jerome Hopkins, composer
  • Apr 24 Jeltje de Bosch Kemper, Dutch feminist
  • Apr 26 Erminnie Adelle Platt, US, ethnologist (Iriquois-English Dictionary)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 2 English novelist and social critic Charles Dickens (24) marries Catherine Thomson Hogarth (20)

Novelist Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 7 William Godwin, English political writer (b. 1756)
  • Apr 20 Johan I Jozef, monarch of Liechtenstein/fieldmarshal, dies at 75