Birthdays in History in April 1850

  • Apr 8 William H. Welch, American pathologist who founded John Hopkins Hospital, born in Norfolk, Connecticut (d. 1934)
  • Apr 13 Arthur Matthew Weld Downing, British astronomer (d. 1917)
  • Apr 15 John Munroe Longyear, American capitalist/bank president
  • Apr 16 Herbert Baxter Adams, American historian (American Historical Association)
  • Apr 19 Edward John Gregory, painter/engraver
  • Apr 20 Daniel Chester, French/American sculptor (Minute Man)
  • Apr 27 Hans Hartwig von Beseler, German general (d. 1921)