April 1829 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 9 Danzig (Gdansk) dike break flood kills 1,200
  • Apr 13 The Roman Catholic Relief Act passed by the British Parliament; it was the culmination of the process of Catholic Emancipation throughout the UK.
  • Apr 25 Charles Fremantle arrives in HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.
  • Apr 28 Dutch parliament accepts new press laws

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 10 William Booth, founder (Salvation Army)
  • Apr 15 Mary Harris Thompson, 1st American woman surgeon
  • Apr 24 George Peabody Estey, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1881)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 6 Niels H Able, Norwegian mathematician (infinite series), dies at 26
  • Apr 30 George Washington Adams, son of John Q Adams, dies on City Is NYC