What Happened in April 1870

Historical Events

  • Apr 4 Golden Gate Park forms by City Order #800
  • Apr 9 American Anti-Slavery Society dissolves
  • Apr 13 Metropolitan Museum of Art forms in NYC
  • Apr 15 Last day US silver coins allow to circulate in Canada
  • Apr 16 Vaudeville Theatre Strand opens in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 4 George A Smith, Salt Lake City Utah, 8th President of Mormon church
  • Apr 7 Gustav Landauer, German socialist
  • Apr 7 Joseph Ryeland, Belgian composer/Baron
  • Apr 14 Syd Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman in 58 Tests 1890-1912)
  • Apr 14 Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter (d. 1905)
  • Apr 17 Ray Stannard Baker, US, journalist (Puliter Prize 1940)
  • Apr 20 Simeon Roncal, composer
  • Apr 20 Maulvi Abdul Haq, Father of Urdu, Pakistani scholar (d. 1961)
  • Apr 21 Edwin S. Porter, American film pioneer (d. 1941)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 22 Vladimir Lenin [Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov], Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader, born in Simbirsk, Russia (d. 1924)

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Apr 28 Hermann Suter, composer
  • Apr 30 Franz Lehar, operetta composer (Naughty Marietta)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 1 Patrick Gass, sgt of Lewis & Clark Expedition, dies at 98
  • Apr 4 Heinrich Gustav Magnus, German chemist and physicist (b. 1802)
  • Apr 8 Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer, dies at 68
  • Apr 16 Anatoli O Demidov, Russian ruler of Donato/traveller, dies
  • Apr 19 Andreas Schelfhout, painter/etcher/lithographer, dies at 83
  • Apr 19 Camille Marie Stamaty, composer, dies at 59
  • Apr 19 William Henry Havergal, composer, dies at 77