April 1827 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 2 Joseph Dixon begins manufacturing lead pencils
  • Apr 7 English chemist John Walker invents wooden matches

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 10 George Canning becomes British Prime Minister upon the resignation of Robert Jenkinson, lives to serve only 119 days

British Prime Minister George Canning
British Prime Minister
George Canning
British Prime Minister Robert Jenkinson
British Prime Minister
Robert Jenkinson
  • Apr 23 William Rowan Hamilton presents his Theory of systems of rays.

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 2 William Holman Hunt, Cheapside London, English painter (Light of the World), (d. 1910)
  • Apr 5 Joseph Lister, England, physician (founded aseptic surgery)
  • Apr 8 Ramón Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican politician, medical doctor and diplomat (d. 1898)
  • Apr 10 Lewis Wallace, Major General (Union volunteers)/author (Ben Hur)
  • Apr 14 Augustus Pitt Rivers, English archaeologist (d. 1900)
  • Apr 16 Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (d. 1879)
  • Apr 17 French C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (St Amanduskerk, Antwerp)
  • Apr 20 John Gibbon, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1896)
  • Apr 22 William Hopkins Morris, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1900)
  • Apr 23 Johann F Ritter von Schulte, German Catholic lawyer
  • Apr 26 Charles Edward Hovey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 2 Ludwig Heinrich Bojanus, German physician and naturalist (b. 1776)
  • Apr 3 Ernst Chladni, German physicist (b. 1756)
  • Apr 22 Thomas Rowlandson, caricaturist, dies