April 1877 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 2 1st Easter egg roll held on White House lawn
  • Apr 10 1st human cannonball act performed in London
  • Apr 10 Federal troops withdrawn from Columbia, SC
  • Apr 12 British annex Transvaal, in South Africa
  • Apr 15 1st telephone installed: Boston-Somerville in Massachusetts
  • Apr 24 Last federal occupying troops withdraw from the South (New Orleans)
  • Apr 24 Russo-Turkish War, 1877-78: Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 27 Rutherford B. Hayes removes Federal troops from LA, Reconstruction ends

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 10 Alfred Kubin, Austrian writer and illustrator, born in Leitmeritz, Bohemia (d. 1959)
  • Apr 14 Daniel Plooy, Dutch new testament scholar
  • Apr 17 Matsudaira Tsuneo, Japanese diplomat (d. 1949)
  • Apr 18 Vicente Sotto, Filipino patriot, author (d. 1950)
  • Apr 19 Ole Evinrude, inventor (outboard marine engine)
  • Apr 30 Alice B. Toklas, American companion of Gertrude Stein (d. 1967)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 22 James P. Kirkwood, American civil engineer (b. 1807)