April 1890 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 6 French troops under capt Archinard occupy Segu, West-Sudan
  • Apr 7 Completion of the first Lake Biwa Canal.
  • Apr 11 Ellis Island, New York, designated as an immigration station
  • Apr 14 Pan American Day-1st conference of American states (Wash DC)
  • Apr 18 NY Commission of Emigration ends, closing Castle Clinton

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 19 Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in Brussels

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 6 Andre L Danjon, French astronomer
  • Apr 6 Anthony Fokker, Dutch aviation pioneer and an aircraft manufacturer (Eindecker monoplanes, Fokker Triplane)
  • Apr 7 Marjory Stoneman Douglas, environmentalist (1st Lady of Everglades)
  • Apr 11 Donna Rachele Mussolini, wife of Benito Mussolini (d. 1979)
  • Apr 13 Frank Murphy, American public servant (d. 1949)
  • Apr 19 Lou Bandy, [Lodewijk F Dieben], revue-artist (Look for the Sun)
  • Apr 20 Maurice Duplessis, premier of Québec, known as "Le Chef" (d. 1959)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 14 Painter Pierre Auguste Renoir (49) weds Aline Victorine Charigot

Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir
Painter & Sculptor
Pierre Auguste Renoir

Deaths in History

  • Apr 1 David Wilber, American politician (b. 1820)
  • Apr 2 Marinus FAG Campbell, bibliographer, dies at 70
  • Apr 4 Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau, Quebec politician (b. 1820)
  • Apr 4 Edmond Hébert, French geologist (b. 1812)
  • Apr 8 Junius Morgan, philanthropist, dies at 76
  • Apr 11 Joseph Merrick, "The Elephant Man", dies of asphyxia at 27
  • Apr 13 Samuel J. Randall, American politician (b. 1828)
  • Apr 22 Magnus Huss, Swedish Physician who coined the word alcoholism and was the first to define it as a disease, dies at 82