What Happened in April 1892

Historical Events

  • Apr 12 George C Blickensderfer patents portable typewriter
  • Apr 15 General Electric Company, forms & is incorporated in NY
  • Apr 17 1st Sunday NL baseball game, Reds beat Cards 5-1
  • Apr 19 Charles Duryea takes 1st American-made auto out for a spin (Mass)
  • Apr 21 Black longshoremen strike for higher wages in St Louis, Mo
  • Apr 28 1st performance of Antonin Dvor├ík's overture "Carneval"
  • Apr 29 Charlie Reilly is baseball's 1st pinch hitter

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 4 Cyril Smith, Peterhead Scotland, actor (Adv of Sir Lancelot)
  • Apr 4 Esther Howard, actress, born in Helena, Montana (d. 1965)
  • Apr 6 Donald Wills Douglas, US, aircraft pioneer (McConnell Douglas)
  • Apr 6 Lowell Thomas, Woodington Ohio, newscaster (High Adventure)
  • Apr 6 Mateusz Glinski, composer

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Apr 8 Mary Pickford [Gladys Smith], Candian actress (Poor Little Rich Girl), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1979)

Actress Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford
  • Apr 8 Richard Neutra, American architect (d. 1970)
  • Apr 10 Egon Freiherr von Eickstedt, German anthropologist (Rassenkunde)
  • Apr 10 Victor de Sabata, Trieste Italy, conductor/composer (Il Macigno)
  • Apr 12 Johnny Dodds, early jazz clarinetist
  • Apr 13 Arthur Harris, Cheltenham, Marshal of the RAF
  • Apr 13 Robert A Watson-Watt, Brechin Forfarshire, Scottish developer of the radar in WWII
  • Apr 14 Giorgio Cesana, Italy, coxswain, (Olympic-gold-1906)
  • Apr 14 Vere G Childe, British archaeologist/prehistorian
  • Apr 15 Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor (d. 1983)
  • Apr 15 Theo Osterkamp, World War I and World War II German fighter pilot (d. 1975)
  • Apr 17 Jean PJC Haesaert, Flemish lawyer/sociologist
  • Apr 19 Germaine Tailleferre, [Les Six], Pau-St-Maur France, composer
  • Apr 21 Jaroslav Kvapil, composer
  • Apr 22 Nikolai Obouhov, composer
  • Apr 22 Vernon Johns, American civil rights activist (d. 1965)
  • Apr 23 Minus van Looi, [Benjamin van der Voort], Flemish writer
  • Apr 23 Richard Huelsenbeck, German Dada writer, born in born in Frankenau, Hessen-Nassau (d. 1974)
  • Apr 24 Jack Hulbert, Ely England, actor (Into the Blue, Bulldog Jack)
  • Apr 27 Louis Victor de Broglie, physicist (studied electrons)
  • Apr 28 Georges Antoine, composer
  • Apr 28 John Jacob Niles, composer
  • Apr 28 Joseph Dunninger, mentalist (Amazing Dunninger), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 2 Willem J d'Ablaing van Giessenburg, Dut baron/genealogist, dies at 79

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Apr 17 Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a stroke at 70

2nd Prime Minister of Canada Alexander Mackenzie
2nd Prime Minister of Canada
Alexander Mackenzie
  • Apr 19 Fr. Thomas Dale SSC, Anglican clergyman prosecuted for Ritualist practices in the 1870s (b. 1821)
  • Apr 22 Edouard-Victoire-Antoine Lalo, composer, dies at 69
  • Apr 25 Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (b. 1840)
  • Apr 26 Sir Provo Wallis, British Admiral and naval hero (b. 1791)