April 1869 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 6 1st plastic, Celluloid, patented
  • Apr 8 American Museum of Natural History opens (NYC)
  • Apr 9 Hudson Bay Company cedes its territory to Canada
  • Apr 10 Congress increases number of Supreme Court judges from 7 to 9
  • Apr 10 José Martí founds the Cuban Revolutionary Party.
  • Apr 12 North Carolina legislature passes anti-Ku Klux Klan Law

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Apr 13 Steam power brake patented (George Westinghouse)

Entrepreneur and Engineer George Westinghouse
Entrepreneur and Engineer
George Westinghouse
  • Apr 16 Ebenezer Bassett, 1st US Negro diplomat, begins service in Haiti
  • Apr 30 Hawaiian YMCA organized

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Peter A Egge, Norwegian writer (De Droom)
  • Apr 5 Sergei Chaplygin, Russian physicist and engineer (d. 1942)
  • Apr 6 Louis Raemakers, Dutch draftsman/painter
  • Apr 7 David Grandison Fairchild, US, botanist/explorer, brought plants to US
  • Apr 8 Harvey Cushing, US, neurosurgeon (blood pressure studies)
  • Apr 11 Kasturba Gandhi, Wife of Mohandas Gandhi (d. 1944)
  • Apr 11 Gustav Vigeland, Norwegian sculptor (d. 1943)
  • Apr 12 Henri-Desire Landru, French sex murderer
  • Apr 17 Johannes M Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher
  • Apr 30 Hans Poelzig, German architect (d. 1936)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 1 Anthony G O Ridder van Rappard, Min of Reformed Worship, dies at 69