April 1899 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 1 NC Mutual opens doors for business
  • Apr 4 South Africa all out 35 vs England (Trott 4-19, Haigh 6-11)
  • Apr 11 Treaty of Paris ratifies ends war; Spain cedes Puerto Rico to US
  • Apr 18 John McGraw, at 36, managerial debut as Oriole manager

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Apr 18 The St. Andrew's Ambulance Association is granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria.

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom

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Apr 20 David Beatty is appointed executive officer of the HMS Barfleur, a small battleship and flagship of the China Station

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Gustavs Celmins, Latvian politician (d. 1968)
  • Apr 5 William Hornby Steer, barrister/judge
  • Apr 9 James Smith McDonnell, American aviator and engineer, born in Denver, Colorado

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Apr 11 Percy Lavon Julian, African American chemist who received 130 patents, pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants, born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1975)

  • Apr 13 Alfred Moser Butts, game inventor (Scrabble)
  • Apr 13 Alfred Schutz, Austrian/US architect/philosopher
  • Apr 16 Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist (d. 1988)
  • Apr 17 Vincent Wigglesworth, entomologist
  • Apr 23 Vladimir Nabokov, novelist (Lolita, Ada), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Apr 24 Oscar Zariski, Russian-born mathematician (d. 1986)
  • Apr 30 Jannetje Fisherman-Roosendaal, author (regional novels)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 16 Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary (b 1875)
  • Apr 20 Joseph Wolf, German artist (b. 1820)
  • Apr 21 Heinrich Kiepert, German cartographer/geographer, dies at 80