What Happened in April 1802

Historical Events

  • Apr 8 French Protestant church becomes state-supported & -controlled

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Apr 15 William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy see a "long belt" of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud".


Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Hubert Reis, German composer and violinist, born in Bonn (d. 1886)
  • Apr 4 Dorothea Dix, American social activist (d. 1887)
  • Apr 12 Francois MP Liberman, French relig leader (Congregation of Heart)
  • Apr 13 Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist (d. 1884)
  • Apr 27 Abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 18 Erasmus Darwin, English physician writer and botanist (grandfather of Charles Darwin), dies at 70