April 1842 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 13 Lord Rosse successfully casts 72" (183-cm) mirror for a telescope

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 3 Ulric Dahlgren, Col (Union volunteers), (d. 1864)
  • Apr 4 Edouard Lucas, French mathematician (d. 1891)
  • Apr 8 Elizabeth Bacon Custer, wife of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1933)
  • Apr 17 Maurice Rouvier, French statesman (d. 1911)
  • Apr 18 Antero Tarquinio de Quental, Portugal, poet (Beatrice)
  • Apr 25 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer/poet (Il santo/Leila)
  • Apr 28 Louis PMFG of Orleans, earl of Brazil (1870-89)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 12 Sardinia king Victor Emmanuel II (22) weds queen Adelaide of Austria (20) at Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi

King of Sardinia and Italy Victor Emmanuel II
King of Sardinia and Italy
Victor Emmanuel II

Deaths in History

  • Apr 7 Henrik A Bjerregaard, Norw writer/poet (Fjeldeventyret), dies at 50
  • Apr 11 John England, bishop of Charleston Carolina, dies