What Happened in April 1875

Historical Events

  • Apr 17 Modern Snooker invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain, a bored British officer in Jabalpur, India
  • Apr 25 Latest date for measurable snow in NYC (3")

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Edgar Wallace, English novelist/playwright/journalist (Terror)

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Apr 2 Walter Chrysler, American founder of car company Chrysler, born in Wamego, Kansas (d. 1940)

Founder of Chrysler Walter Chrysler
Founder of Chrysler
Walter Chrysler
  • Apr 4 Jozef Szulc, Polish composer, born in Warsaw (d. 1956)
  • Apr 4 Pierre Monteux, conductor (Boston Symph Orch 1919-24), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 4 Samuel S. Hinds, American actor (Raven, Test Pilot), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1948)
  • Apr 5 Mistinguett, French vaudeville performer (d. 1956)
  • Apr 8 Albert I LCMM von Saksen-Coburg, king of Belgium (1909-34)
  • Apr 13 Ray Lyman Wilbur, U.S. university president and politician (d. 1949)
  • Apr 15 Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker, Dutch playwright/novelist (Poverty)

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Apr 15 James J. Jeffries, American heavyweight boxer, born in Carroll, Ohio (d. 1953)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Apr 18 Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic, Croatian writer (d. 1938)
  • Apr 24 Jeno Huszka, Hungarian composer, born in Szeged (d. 1960)
  • Apr 27 Andre Baillon, Belgian/French author (Un homme si simple)
  • Apr 27 Freddie Fane, cricketer (Hobbs' 1st Test opening partner)
  • Apr 27 Lumsden Hare, Irish actor (Oregon Trail, Desert Fox, Young Bess)
  • Apr 29 Rafael Sabatini, Italian/British writer (d. 1950)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 7 Georg Herwegh, writer, dies at 57
  • Apr 11 Heinrich Schwabe, discoverer (11-year sunspot cycle), dies
  • Apr 24 Jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura, composer, dies at 58
  • Apr 25 Trinley Gyatso, 12th Dalai Lama of Tibet, dies at 18
  • Apr 30 Jean Frederic Waldeck, French explorer, lithographer, and cartographer (b. 1766)