April 1826 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 1 Samuel Mory patents internal combustion engine
  • Apr 1 Samuel Morey is issued the first U.S. patent for an internal-combustion engine, which he calls a “Gas or Vapour Engine"
  • Apr 10 The 10,500 inhabitants of the Greek town Messolonghi start leaving the town after a year's siege by Turkish forces. Very few of them survive.
  • Apr 23 Missolonghi captured by Turks

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 2 Philip Dale Roddey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1897)
  • Apr 4 Zénobe Gramme, Belgian engineer (d. 1901)
  • Apr 6 Gustave Moreau, French painter
  • Apr 8 Pancha Carrasco, Costa Rican war heroine (d. 1890)
  • Apr 9 Thomas Hewson Neill, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1885)
  • Apr 20 Dinah Craik, English writer (John Halifax, Gentleman), born in Stoke-on-Trent (d. 1887)
  • Apr 26 George Hull Ward, American general (d. 1863)
  • Apr 26 Ambrose R. Wright, American Civil War General (d. 1872

Deaths in History

  • Apr 3 Reginald Heber, bishop & hymn writer, dies