April 1856 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 3 Gunpowder in church explodes killing 4,000 in Rhodos
  • Apr 10 The Theta Chi Fraternity is founded at Norwich University.
  • Apr 11 Battle of Rivas; Costa Rica beats Wm Walker's invading Nicaraguans
  • Apr 18 Russian Chancellor Count Nesselrode resigns
  • Apr 29 Peace between Britain & Russia following the Crimean War

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Acacio Gabriel Viegas, Indian physician (d. 1933)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 5 Booker T. Washington, American education pioneer and 1st African American on a US stamp, born in Hale's Ford, Virginia (d. 1915)

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington
  • Apr 11 Constantly Lievens, Flemish missionary in India
  • Apr 12 William M Conway, English historian/explorer (Spitzbergen)
  • Apr 24 Henri POBJ Pétain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime)
  • Apr 26 Sir Joseph Ward, 17th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1930)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 11 Juan Santamaría, national hero of Costa Rica (b. 1831)