What Happened in April 1901

Historical Events

  • Apr 5 Under threats from the Ottoman Turkish Government, Bulgaria is forced to arrest the leaders of the Macedonian Committee
  • Apr 7 SDAP demands general voting right/abolishing First Chamber
  • Apr 15 1st British motorized burial
  • Apr 15 Pope Leo XIII issues an allocution deploring hostile actions against the Roman Catholic Church throughout Europe
  • Apr 19 5th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:29:23.6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 19 In the Philippines, recently captured insurgent leader Emilio Aguinaldo issues a proclamation advising his countrymen to end their rebellion and use of peaceful means to work with the US toward independence.

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • Apr 24 1st AL game, Chic beats Cleve Blues 8-2, 3 other games rained out
  • Apr 25 Erve Beck hits American League's 1st home run
  • Apr 25 New York becomes 1st state requiring automobile license plates ($1 fee)
  • Apr 25 In last of 9th, Detroit Tigers, trailing by 13-4, score 10 runs to win one of greatest comebacks in baseball (1st game in Detroit)
  • Apr 26 Jimmy Collins, having left the Boston Beaneaters (NL), captains and manages his first game for the Boston Americans (against Baltimore)
  • Apr 28 1st soccer game between Belgium (8) & Netherlands (0)
  • Apr 28 Cleveland's Bock Baker gives up a record 23 singles as White Sox beat Blues (Cleveland Blues!) 13-1
  • Apr 29 27th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on His Eminence wins in 2:07.75
  • Apr 29 Antisemitic riot in Budapest

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Boris Koutzen, composer
  • Apr 1 Whittaker Chambers, American writer, editor, and defector (d. 1961)
  • Apr 2 Anis Fuleihan, composer
  • Apr 4 Carmel Myers, actress (Carmel Myers Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • Apr 5 Alexander Alexeieff, Russian/French painter/graphic artist
  • Apr 5 Chester Bowles, Mass, ambassador/writer (Conscience of a Liberal)
  • Apr 5 Melvyn Douglas, [Hesselberg], Macon Ga, actor (Hud, Ghost Story)
  • Apr 6 Willem Pelemans, Flemish composer/music reviewer
  • Apr 6 Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian Catholic (d. 1925)
  • Apr 9 Paul Willis, American actor (d. 1960)
  • Apr 11 Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer/manufacturer (typewriter)
  • Apr 11 Glenway Wescott, US writer (Apartment in Athens)
  • Apr 11 Theodor Rogalski, composer
  • Apr 12 Lowell Stockman, American representative (d. 1962)
  • Apr 13 RenĂ©-Jean Pleven, French premier (1950-52)
  • Apr 13 Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and semanticist (d. 1981)
  • Apr 14 Alfred West, champion cyclist/record hair splitter (17 splits)
  • Apr 14 Martin Kessel, German writer, born in Plauen (d. 1990)
  • Apr 15 Joe Davis, English snooker/billiards-world champ (1927-46)
  • Apr 16 Karel Albert, Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen)
  • Apr 16 Leo Poos, nazi police officer (caught Dutch underground agents)
  • Apr 17 George Keyt, Sri Lankan painter, born in Ceylon (d. 1993)
  • Apr 18 Al Lewis, American lyricist (d. 1967)
  • Apr 20 Michel Leiris, French cultural anthropologist
  • Apr 21 Julian Bautista, composer
  • Apr 23 E.B. Ford, British ecological geneticist (d. 1988)
  • Apr 25 Ernst Gernot Klussmann, composer
  • Apr 28 Corry Vonk, [Cornelia D], wife of Wim Kan (ABC-cabaret)
  • Apr 29 George Osborne Sayles, historian
  • Apr 29 Hirohito, Emperor of Japan (1926-89)
  • Apr 30 Simon Kuznets, Ukrainian-born economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1985)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 1 Francois M Raoult, Fren physicist/chemist (Law of Raoult), dies at 70
  • Apr 3 Richard D'Oyly Carte, promotor (Gilbert & Sullivan operas), dies
  • Apr 11 Ivar Christian Hallstrom, composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 19 Alfred Horatio Belo, American newswriter and businessman (b. 1839)
  • Apr 22 William Stubbs, English historian and Anglican bishop, dies at 74
  • Apr 27 Richard Redhead, composer, dies at 81