April 1858 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 10 "Big Ben", a 13.76 tonne bell, is recast in the Tower of Westminster
  • Apr 12 1st US billiards championship (Michael J Phelan wins in Detroit)
  • Apr 15 Battle of Azimghur, Mexicans defeat Spanish loyalists
  • Apr 16 The Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is wound up.

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Arnold Aletrino, Dutch physician-criminologist/author (From Life)
  • Apr 1 Gaetano Mosca, Italian sociologist (Circulation of Elite)
  • Apr 3 Matthew Ricketts, 1st African American man elected to Neb State Legislature
  • Apr 4 Remy de Gourmont, French poet (d. 1915)
  • Apr 7 Adrien H Gerhard, Dutch socialist politician (SDAP)
  • Apr 15 Anton G O Ridder Van Rappard, Dutch painter/lithographer/etcher
  • Apr 15 Emile Durkheim, French sociologist (Division du travail social)
  • Apr 23 Max Planck, German physicist (Planck Constant, Nobel 1918) father of Quantum Physics
  • Apr 30 Mary Scott Lord Dimmick Harrison, 1st lady (1889-1893)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 28 Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist (b. 1801)