April 1817 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 15 1st American school for the deaf opens (Hartford Conn)
  • Apr 17 1st US school for deaf (Hartford, Conn)
  • Apr 22 Curacao prohibits use of white paint due to fierce sunlight

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Johannes J van Oosterzee, Dutch theologist
  • Apr 4 John Wilson Sprague, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1893)
  • Apr 13 Alphonse Wauters, Belgian historian/archivist (Brussels)
  • Apr 18 George Henry Lewes, English philosophical writer (Life of Goethe)
  • Apr 19 John Philip "Spanish John", Scottish painter, born in Aberdeen (d. 1865)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 2 Johann Heinrich Jung, German author (b. 1740)
  • Apr 4 André Masséna, Duke of Rivoli, Prince d'Essing and Marshal of France (b. 1758)
  • Apr 12 Charles Messier, "comet ferret" & catalogs famous "M objects,", dies