What Happened in April 1839

Historical Events

  • Apr 17 Guatemala forms republic
  • Apr 19 Treaty of London constitutes Belgium an independent kingdom & Luxembourg a Grand Duchy

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 5 Robert Smalls, Beaufort SC, African American congressman 1875-87 (Rep-SC)
  • Apr 5 Stanislaw Pilinski, composer
  • Apr 12 Victorin de Joncieres, composer
  • Apr 18 Frantz Jehin-Prume, composer
  • Apr 18 Henry Clarence Kendall, New South Wales Australia, poet (Bell Birds)
  • Apr 20 Carol I, King of Romania (1881-1914)
  • Apr 22 August W Eichler, German botanist
  • Apr 26 Cyrus Hamblin, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1867)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 1 Benjamin Pierce, American politician (b. 1757)
  • Apr 11 John Galt, Scottish writer (Last of the Lairds), dies at 59
  • Apr 20 Giuseppe Rossini, father of Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini, dies
  • Apr 22 Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet (b. 1784)
  • Apr 23 Jacques FĂ©lix Emmanuel Hamelin, French explorer (b. 1768)