On This Day

What Happened in April 1811

Historical Events

  • Apr 12 1st US colonists on Pacific coast arrive at Cape Disappointment, Washington

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 17 Ann Mounsey, English composer, born in Soho, London (d. 1891)
  • Apr 21 Alson Sherman, American politician (8th Mayor of Chicago 1844-45), born in Barre, Vermont (d. 1903)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 3 Pieter-Jozef Verhaghen, Flemish (court)painter, dies at 83
  • Apr 5 Robert Raikes, founder of Sunday Schools, dies
  • Apr 7 Garsevan Chavchavadze, Georgian diplomat and politician, dies at 53