What Happened in April 1854

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 1 Hard Times begins serialisation in Charles Dickens magazine, "Household Words"

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens

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Apr 16 Franz Liszt's "Mazeppa" premieres

Composer/Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer/Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • Apr 16 San Salvador destroyed by earthquake
  • Apr 16 Steamer "Long Beach" sinks off Long Beach NY, 311 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Bill Traylor, American artist (d. 1949)
  • Apr 5 Vicente Goicoechea Errasti, composer
  • Apr 9 Seaborn M Denson, composer
  • Apr 10 Jozef M T Orelio, baritone
  • Apr 11 Hugh Massie, cricketer (Australian batsman of the 1880's)
  • Apr 13 Richard T Ely, US economist (Hard Times)
  • Apr 21 Eusapia Palladino, Italian spiritual medium, born in Minervino Murge, Apulia (d. 1918)
  • Apr 21 Wladyslaw Rzepko, composer
  • Apr 21 William Stang, Roman Catholic Bishop (d. 1907)
  • Apr 22 Henri-Marie Lafontaine, Belgium, international lawyer (Nobel 1913)
  • Apr 29 Henri PoincarĂ©, France, mathematician/astronomer/philosopher

Famous Weddings

  • Apr 24 Austria's Franz Joseph I marries Elisabeth A E "Sissi"

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 6 William Strickland, US architect, dies
  • Apr 11 Karl Adolph von Basedow, German DR (Ziekte van Basedow), dies at 55
  • Apr 15 Arthur Aikin, English chemist, mineralogist, and writer (b. 1773)
  • Apr 17 Gottlob Wiedebein, composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 18 Joseph Antoni Frantiszek Elsner, composer, dies at 84
  • Apr 19 Robert Jameson, Scottish naturalist (b. 1774)
  • Apr 22 Nicolás Bravo, Mexican politician and soldier (b. 1786)
  • Apr 29 Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English general (b. 1768)