April 1845 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 2 H L Fizeau & Leon Foucault take 1st photo of the Sun
  • Apr 10 More than 1,000 buildings damaged by fire in Pittsburgh, Pa
  • Apr 29 Macon B Allen & Robert Morris Jr, 1st African Americans to open a law practice in the US

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 5 Jules M Cambon, French gov-gen of Algeria/ambassador
  • Apr 17 Isabel Barrows, US, editor/penologist (Conference on Negro Question)
  • Apr 24 Carl Spitteler, Switz, poet (Prometheus & Epimetheus; Nobel 1919)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 2 Philip Charles Durham, Royal Navy Admiral (b. 1763)
  • Apr 12 Henry M baron the Kock, officer/politician, dies at 65
  • Apr 18 Nicholas T the Saussure, Swiss chemist/botany, dies at 77
  • Apr 25 Thomas Duncan, painter, dies