April 1839 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 17 Guatemala forms republic
  • Apr 19 Treaty of London constitutes Belgium an independent kingdom & Luxembourg a Grand Duchy

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 5 Robert Smalls, Beaufort SC, African American congressman 1875-87 (Rep-SC)
  • Apr 18 Henry Clarence Kendall, New South Wales Australia, poet (Bell Birds)
  • Apr 20 Carol I, King of Romania (1881-1914)
  • Apr 22 August W Eichler, German botanist
  • Apr 26 Cyrus Hamblin, American attorney, politician, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hampden, Maine (d. 1867)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 1 Benjamin Pierce, American politician (b. 1757)
  • Apr 11 John Galt, Scottish writer (Last of the Lairds), dies at 59
  • Apr 22 Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet, dies at 54
  • Apr 23 Jacques FĂ©lix Emmanuel Hamelin, French explorer (b. 1768)