What Happened in April 1891

Historical Events

  • Apr 1 London-Paris telephone connection opens
  • Apr 1 Painter Gauguin leaves Marseille for Tahiti
  • Apr 1 The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Apr 7 Nebraska introduces 8 hour work day
  • Apr 11 8-year old Jewish tailor's daughter disappears in Greece, rumor spreads that she was a Christian girl ritually killed by Jews
  • Apr 23 Jews are expelled from Moscow Russia
  • Apr 24 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Final Problem"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 25 US President Benjamin Harrison visits San Francisco

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 2 Max Ernst, Germany, painter/sculptor (founded surrealism)
  • Apr 7 Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish inventor (d. 1958)
  • Apr 9 John Gobau, Flemish/Dutch actor (Electricity, Hostage Rights)
  • Apr 10 Tim McCoy, American actor (westerns) and soldier, born in Saginaw, Michigan (d. 1978)
  • Apr 13 Maurice Vincent Buckley, Australian winner of the Victoria Cross (d. 1921)
  • Apr 13 Nella Larsen, African-American novelist (d. 1964)
  • Apr 14 B. R. Ambedkar [Baba Saheb], Indian politician, jurist (architect of the Constitution of India) and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist Movement, born in Mhow, India (d. 1956)
  • Apr 15 Vaino Raitio, composer
  • Apr 15 Wallace Reid, actor/dir/screenwriter (Every Inch a Man), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Apr 19 Francoise Rosay, actress (Interlude, Women in Prison, Saraband), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 19 Ricardo Bacchelli, Italian writer/poet (La Ronda)
  • Apr 22 Belle Bennett, Milcoon Rapids IA, actress (Stella Dallas, Iron Mask)
  • Apr 22 Harold Jeffreys, English astronomer (d. 1989)
  • Apr 22 Nicola Sacco, American anarchist (d. 1927)
  • Apr 22 Vittorio Jano, Italian engineer (d. 1965)
  • Apr 23 Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer (Peter and the Wolf), born in Sontsovka, Ukraine (d. 1953)
  • Apr 30 Watze Cuperus, Frisian author (Swart mar leaflik)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 7 Phineas T Barnum, US circus promoter (B & Bailey), dies at 88
  • Apr 15 Stephen Albert Emery, American composer and pianist, dies at 49
  • Apr 17 Jules Eugene Abraham Alary, composer, dies at 77
  • Apr 24 Count Helmuth K B von Moltke, Prussian gen/fieldmarshal, dies
  • Apr 25 Nathaniel Woodard, English educationalist (b. 1811)