What Happened in April 1873

Historical Events

  • Apr 1 British White Star steamship Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, 547 die
  • Apr 1 Mehmed Kemals play "Vatan" premeres in Constantinople
  • Apr 13 Colfax Massacre in Grant Parish, Louisiana (60 blacks killed)

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Sergei Rachmaninoff, Novgorod Russia, composer (Prelude in C# Minor)
  • Apr 7 John McGraw, American baseball player and manager (d. 1934)
  • Apr 11 Edward Lawson, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1955)
  • Apr 13 Theodore Morse, composer
  • Apr 13 John W. Davis, American politician (d. 1955)
  • Apr 14 Viktor Joseph Keldorfer, composer
  • Apr 18 Jean Roger-Ducasse, composer
  • Apr 19 Sydney Barnes, English cricketer (27 Tests for England, 189 wickets) and probably England's greatest bowler, born in Smethwick, England (d. 1967)
  • Apr 22 Ellen Anderson Glasgow, American novelist (Ancient Law, Pulitzer-1942)
  • Apr 24 Theodor Korner von Siegringen, Austrian general/president
  • Apr 26 Otto zur Linde, German author (Charon)
  • Apr 27 Harry O'Connor, American actor (Stranger than Fiction, The Long Lane's Turning), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1971)
  • Apr 28 Harold Bauer, English/US pianist (Beethoven-Association)
  • Apr 29 Alida J M Tartaud-Klein, Dutch actress and nomination artist (Rotterdam Stage), born in Amsterdam (d. 1938)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 11 Edward Canby, U.S. general (b. 1817)
  • Apr 13 Carlo Coccia, composer, dies at 90
  • Apr 17 Semyon Stepanovich Gulak-Artemovsky, composer, dies at 60
  • Apr 17 Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, Russian artist (b. 1783)
  • Apr 18 Justus Freiherr von Liebig, German chemist, dies at 69
  • Apr 18 Justus, baron von Liebig, German chemist (biochemistry), dies at 69
  • Apr 20 William Tite, English architect (b. 1798)
  • Apr 25 Walter de la Mare, Engl poet/author (Behold the Dreamer), dies at 43
  • Apr 27 William Charles Macready, British actor, manager, and diarist, dies at 80
  • Apr 28 A Manzoni, writer, dies at 88