April 1891 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 1 London-Paris telephone connection opens

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Apr 1 French painter Paul Gauguin leaves Marseille for Tahiti

Painter and Sculptor Paul Gauguin
Painter and Sculptor
Paul Gauguin
  • Apr 1 The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Apr 7 Nebraska introduces 8 hour work day
  • Apr 11 8-year old Jewish tailor's daughter disappears in Greece, rumor spreads that she was a Christian girl ritually killed by Jews
  • Apr 23 Jews are expelled from Moscow Russia
  • Apr 24 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Final Problem"

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Apr 25 US President Benjamin Harrison visits San Francisco

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 2 Max Ernst, German painter/sculptor (founded surrealism)
  • Apr 7 Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish inventor (founded LEGO), born in Filskov, Denmark (d. 1958)
  • Apr 13 Maurice Vincent Buckley, Australian winner of the Victoria Cross (d. 1921)
  • Apr 13 Nella Larsen, African-American novelist (d. 1964)
  • Apr 14 B. R. Ambedkar [Baba Saheb], Indian politician, jurist (architect of the Constitution of India) and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist Movement, born in Mhow, India (d. 1956)
  • Apr 19 Ricardo Bacchelli, Italian writer/poet (La Ronda)
  • Apr 22 Harold Jeffreys, English astronomer (d. 1989)
  • Apr 22 Nicola Sacco, American anarchist (d. 1927)
  • Apr 22 Vittorio Jano, Italian engineer (d. 1965)
  • Apr 30 Watze Cuperus, Frisian author (Swart mar leaflik)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 7 Phineas T Barnum, US circus promoter (B & Bailey), dies at 88
  • Apr 24 Count Helmuth K B von Moltke, Prussian gen/fieldmarshal, dies
  • Apr 25 Nathaniel Woodard, English educationalist (b. 1811)