On This Day

What Happened in April 1810

Historical Events

  • Apr 19 Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparan, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a Junta is installed.
  • Apr 20 The Governors of Caracas declares the national sovereignty from Spain

Music Recording

Apr 27 Ludwig van Beethoven composes his famous piano piece "Für Elise"

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 6 Philip Gosse, inventor of institutional aquarium, writer (Omphalos)
  • Apr 11 Henry Rawlinson, British army officer and oriental scholar (major role in deciphering cuneiform), born in Chadlington, England (d. 1895)
  • Apr 21 John Putnam Chapin, American politician (10th Mayor of Chicago (1846-47), born in Bradford, Vermont (d. 1864)
  • Apr 23 Thomas Wright, English antiquarian and writer, born in Ludlow, Shropshire, England (d. 1877)
  • Apr 28 Daniel Ullman, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1892)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 7 Pieter L. van de Kasteele, Dutch politician and patriot, dies at 61
  • Apr 10 Konrad Back, German monastic composer, dies at 60
  • Apr 11 Jakob Zupan, Slovenian composer, dies at 75