On This Day

What Happened in April 1819

Historical Events

  • Apr 2 1st successful agricultural journal ("American Farmer") first publishes
  • Apr 26 Odd Fellows Lodge forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 4 Queen Maria II of Portugal, Daughter of Emperor Pedro I of Brazil, born in Palace of São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro, Kingdom of Brazil (d. 1853)
  • Apr 6 Johann A H Scheler, Belgian librarian
  • Apr 7 Hubert Léonard, Belgian violinist, and pedagogue (Brussels Conservatoire, 1848-67), born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • Apr 14 Charles Hallé, Anglo-German pianist, conductor and founder (Halle Orchestra), born in Hagen, Westphalia (d. 1895)
  • Apr 18 Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Cuban revolutionary hero, born in Bayamo, Spanish Cuba (d. 1874)
  • Apr 18 Franz von Suppé, Austrian composer (Poet und Bauer), born in Spalato, Dalmatia, Austrian Empire (now Split, Crotia) (d. 1895)
  • Apr 28 Ezra Abbot, American Bible scholar, born in Jackson, Maine (d. 1884)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 15 Oliver Evans, American inventor who pioneered high-pressure steam engine, dies at 63