April 1854 in History

Events in History


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Apr 1 Hard Times begins serialisation in Charles Dickens magazine, "Household Words"

Novelist Charles Dickens
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  • Apr 16 San Salvador destroyed by earthquake
  • Apr 16 Steamer "Long Beach" sinks off Long Beach NY, 311 die

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Bill Traylor, American artist (d. 1949)
  • Apr 13 Richard T Ely, US economist (Hard Times)
  • Apr 21 Eusapia Palladino, Italian spiritual medium, born in Minervino Murge, Apulia (d. 1918)
  • Apr 21 William Stang, Roman Catholic Bishop (d. 1907)
  • Apr 22 Henri-Marie Lafontaine, Belgian international lawyer (Nobel 1913)
  • Apr 29 Henri PoincarĂ©, French mathematician/astronomer/philosopher

Weddings in History

  • Apr 24 Austria's Franz Joseph I marries Elisabeth A E "Sissi"

Deaths in History

  • Apr 6 William Strickland, US architect, dies
  • Apr 11 Karl Adolph von Basedow, German DR (Ziekte van Basedow), dies at 55
  • Apr 15 Arthur Aikin, English chemist, mineralogist, and writer (b. 1773)
  • Apr 19 Robert Jameson, Scottish naturalist (b. 1774)
  • Apr 22 Nicolás Bravo, Mexican politician and soldier (b. 1786)
  • Apr 29 Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English general (b. 1768)