Historical Events in April 1872

  • Apr 1 1st edition of The Standard
  • Apr 2 George B Brayton patents gasoline powered engine
  • Apr 9 Samuel R Percy patents dried milk
  • Apr 10 1st National black convention meets in New Orleans
  • Apr 10 1st Arbor Day celebrated in Nebraska, later changed to Apr 22

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Apr 12 Jesse James gang robs bank in Columbia, Kentucky (1 dead/$1,500)

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  • Apr 14 Dominion Lands Act passed: Canada's Homestead Act
  • Apr 14 San Francisco organizes Bar Association
  • Apr 20 SF Bar Association organized
  • Apr 24 Volcano Mt Vesuvius erupts