April 1873 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 1 British White Star steamship Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, 547 die
  • Apr 1 Mehmed Kemals play "Vatan" premeres in Constantinople
  • Apr 13 Colfax Massacre in Grant Parish, Louisiana (60 blacks killed)

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 11 Edward Lawson, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1955)
  • Apr 13 John W. Davis, American politician (d. 1955)
  • Apr 22 Ellen Anderson Glasgow, US, novelist (Ancient Law, Pulitzer-1942)
  • Apr 24 Theodor Korner von Siegringen, Austrian general/president
  • Apr 26 Otto zur Linde, German author (Charon)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 11 Edward Canby, U.S. general (b. 1817)
  • Apr 17 Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, Russian artist (b. 1783)
  • Apr 18 Justus Freiherr von Liebig, German chemist, dies at 69
  • Apr 20 William Tite, English architect (b. 1798)
  • Apr 25 Walter de la Mare, Engl poet/author (Behold the Dreamer), dies at 43
  • Apr 28 A Manzoni, writer, dies at 88