Historical Events in April 1849

  • Apr 10 Safety pin patented by Walter Hunt (NYC); sold rights for $400
  • Apr 13 Hungarian Republic proclaimed
  • Apr 14 Hungary declares itself independent of Austria with Louis Kossuth as its leader.
  • Apr 16 Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera "Le proph├Ęte" premieres in Paris
  • Apr 25 The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal's English population and triggering the Montreal Riots.