Historical Events in April 1882

  • Apr 3 Wood block alarm invented, when alarm rang, it dropped 20 wood blocks

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Apr 3 American outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford at home in St Joseph

Outlaw Jesse James
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  • Apr 10 Captain William Matson founds his shipping company (San Francisco & Hawaii)
  • Apr 13 Anti-Semitic League forms in Prussia
  • Apr 29 The "Elektromote" - forerunner of the trolleybus - is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin.