April 1894 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 5 11 strikers killed in riot at Connellsville, Penn
  • Apr 5 Start of Sherlock Holmes' "Adventure of Empty House" (BG)
  • Apr 12 British & Belgian secret accord on dividing Central-Africa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 14 1st public showing of Thomas Edison's kinetoscope (moving pictures)

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
  • Apr 20 136,000 mine workers strike in Ohio for pay increase

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 21 George Bernard Shaw's "Arms & the Man" premieres in London

  • Apr 29 The 500-strong Commonwealth of Christ (Coxey's Army) arrives in Washington, D.C., to protest against unemployment; Coxey arrested for trespassing at Capitol

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 2 Rudolph P Cleveringa, Dutch anti-nazi lawyer
  • Apr 2 Walter Mittelholzer, Swiss aviation pioneer (Swiss Air)
  • Apr 6 Gertrude Baines, American Supercentarian
  • Apr 7 Gerald Brenan, English writer
  • Apr 10 Ben Nicholson, English painter/sculptor (Circle)
  • Apr 10 Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist (d. 1983)
  • Apr 12 Francisco H Craveiro Lopes, Portuguese general/president (1951-58)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 15 Nikita Khrushchev, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953-64), born in Kalinovka, Russia (d. 1971)

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Apr 20 Martinus Nijhoff, poet/interpreter/linguistic (spelling)
  • Apr 26 Rudolf Hess, Nazi official (d. 1987)
  • Apr 27 George Petty, WWII Pin-Up Artist (d. 1975)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 8 Bankim C Chattopadhyaya, writer (Mrinalini, Anandamath), dies at 55
  • Apr 11 Constantin Lipsius, German architect (b. 1832)