April 1882 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 3 Wood block alarm invented, when alarm rang, it dropped 20 wood blocks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 3 American outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford at home in St Joseph

Outlaw Jesse James
Jesse James
  • Apr 10 Captain William Matson founds his shipping company (San Francisco & Hawaii)
  • Apr 13 Anti-Semitic League forms in Prussia
  • Apr 29 The "Elektromote" - forerunner of the trolleybus - is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin.

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 3 Simon Elzinga, Dutch educator
  • Apr 7 Kurt von Schleiger, German chancellor (12/2/32-1/28/33)
  • Apr 9 Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, (d. 1946)
  • Apr 10 Simon F H J Berkelbach Van der Sprenkel, theologist (Fear & Religion)
  • Apr 14 Moritz Schlick, Austrian philosopher, (d. 1936)
  • Apr 15 Giovanni Amendola, Italian antifascist/editor-in-chief (Il Mondo)
  • Apr 20 Holland Smith, U.S. General (d. 1967)
  • Apr 21 Percy Williams Bridgman, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1961)
  • Apr 23 Max [G M J] Winders Maximilien, Belgium, architect (WW II)
  • Apr 24 Hugh Dowding, commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain (d. 1970)
  • Apr 28 Alberto Pirelli, Italian industrialist
  • Apr 29 Hendrik N Werkman, painter/printer/resistance fighter (Hot printing)
  • Apr 30 Trijntje "Nine" van de Schaaf, author (To the Invisible)

Deaths in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 3 Jesse James, outlaw, shot dead at 34, in St Joseph Mo by Robert Ford

Outlaw Jesse James
Jesse James
  • Apr 9 Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English Pre-Raphaelite poet and painter, dies at 53
  • Apr 13 Bruno Bauer, German theologian (b. 1809)
  • Apr 17 George Jennings Sanitary engineer (b. 1810)

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Apr 19 Charles Darwin, English naturalist (Origin of the Species) who conceived the theory of evolution by natural selection, dies of heart failure at 73

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

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Apr 27 Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet (Representive Men), dies of pneumonia at 78

Lecturer and Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lecturer and Poet
Ralph Waldo Emerson