April 1860 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 2 1st Italian Parliament met at Turin
  • Apr 3 Pony Express began between St Joseph Mo & Sacramento Calif
  • Apr 6 Joseph Smith III, creates the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by reorganizing the previous church organized by his father, Joseph Smith, Jr.
  • Apr 7 Grand duke Frederik I liberalizes laws in Bathe
  • Apr 13 1st Pony Express reaches Sacramento, California
  • Apr 14 1st Pony Express rider arrives in SF from St Joseph, Mo
  • Apr 23 Democratic convention in Charleston SC divided over slavery

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Apr 27 Thomas Jackson is assigned to command Harpers Ferry

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson
  • Apr 30 Navaho indians attack Fort Defiance (Canby)

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 3 Frederik W van Eeden, Dutch utopian writer (Walden)
  • Apr 6 René Lalique, French jewel designer
  • Apr 7 Will Keith Kellogg, American cereal manufacturer (d. 1951)
  • Apr 13 James Ensor, Flemish painter/etcher (De lampenjongen)
  • Apr 20 Charles Gordon Curtis, US attorney/inventor (Curtis Turbine)
  • Apr 20 Pieter Jelles Troelstra, Dutch MP (SDAP)
  • Apr 26 Alphonse M A J Ariëns, Dutch pastor
  • Apr 29 Lorado Taft, US, sculptor (Black Hawk)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 16 Carolina, duchess of Berry/daughter of crown prince of Naples, dies