What Happened in April 1895

Historical Events

  • Apr 5 Start of Sherlock Holmes' "Adventure of 3 Students" (BG)

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Apr 5 Oscar Wilde loses libel case against Marquess of Queensberry, who accused him of homosexual practices

Writer/Poet Oscar Wilde
Writer/Poet
Oscar Wilde
  • Apr 11 Anaheim completes its new electric light system
  • Apr 13 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Solitary Cyclist" (BG)
  • Apr 14 1st performance of Gustav Mahler's (incomplete) 2nd Symphony
  • Apr 15 Josephine Blatt (US) makes hip-and-harness lift of 3564 lb (record)
  • Apr 17 Treaty of Shimonoseki is signed ending the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95)
  • Apr 24 Joshua Slocum completes around-the-world voyage in 11-m boat

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Alberta Hunter, blues singer/composer (Downhearted Blues)
  • Apr 3 Bjarne Brustad, composer
  • Apr 3 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Firenze (Florence) Italy, composer
  • Apr 4 Arthur Murray, American dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 4 Charlie Hallows, cricket batsman (Lancs played for England 1921-28)
  • Apr 7 Eduardo Toldra, composer
  • Apr 7 Lewis B Combs, naval commander/civil engineer
  • Apr 8 Bert Gordon [Barney Gorodetsky], Comedian, born in New York City (d. 1974)
  • Apr 8 Sigurdur Thordarson, composer
  • Apr 9 Mance Lipscomb, Texas, blues musician (Texas Sharecropper)
  • Apr 9 Michel Simon, [Francois], Geneva Switzerland
  • Apr 9 Rudolf Kattnigg, composer
  • Apr 13 Olga Rudge, American-born concert violinist, born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • Apr 13 Arthur Fadden, thirteenth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1973)
  • Apr 14 Mary Marquet, actress (Matter of Resistance), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Apr 14 Wiktor Labunski, composer
  • Apr 15 Corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Gente in Aspromonte)
  • Apr 15 Harry F V Edward, British Guiana, 100m/200m runner (Oly-bronze-1920)
  • Apr 15 Clark McConachy, New Zealand billiards player (d. 1980)
  • Apr 16 Robert Dean Frisbie, American writer (d. 1948)
  • Apr 17 Bert Wheeler, actor (Nitwits, Hold 'em Jail, High Flyers, Rainmakers)
  • Apr 19 Anton F Pieck, Den Helder, Netherlands, illustrator (Efteling, Kaatsheuvel)
  • Apr 20 Emile Christian, American musician (d. 1973)
  • Apr 23 Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand writer (d. 1982)
  • Apr 24 S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal/people's commissioner
  • Apr 25 Stanley Rous, British soccer official
  • Apr 29 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Promenade Concerts)
  • Apr 30 Philippe Panneton, French Canadian physician, diplomat and writer (d. 1960)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 11 Julius Lothar Meyer, German Chemist, dies at 64
  • Apr 19 George Scharf, critic, dies
  • Apr 19 Victor J van Hinsbergh, South Neth engraver (PTT-stempels), dies at 70
  • Apr 23 Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig, physiologist, dies
  • Apr 23 Carl Ludwig, German physician (b. 1815)
  • Apr 30 Gustav Freytag, writer, dies at 78