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Events in History

  • Apr 27 Foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, laid by wife of Sir Charles Barry.

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 2 Émile Zola, French novelist and critic (d. 1902)
  • Apr 19 Andrea Bezzola, writer
  • Apr 22 Odilon Redon, French painter (d. 1916)
  • Apr 25 James Dearing, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
  • Apr 27 Edward Whymper, 1st to climb Matterhorn (1865)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 19 Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777)
  • Apr 25 Siméon-Denis Poisson, French mathematician (b. 1781)