On This Day

What Happened in April 1822

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 3 Edward Everett Hale, American clergyman and author (Man without a Country), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1909)
  • Apr 5 James Nagle, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 1866)
  • Apr 7 Gershom Mott, American Major General (Union Army), born in Lamberton, New Jersey (d. 1884)
  • Apr 13 Leroy Augustus Stafford, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Cheneyville Rapides Parish, Louisiana (d. 1864)
  • Apr 13 William Stephen Walker, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1899)
  • Apr 15 Napoleon Jackson Tecumseh Dana, American Major General (Union Army), born in Eastport, Maine (d. 1905)
  • Apr 21 Hannibal Goodwin, Episcopal priest who patented a method for making film used in Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope, born in Taughannock, New York (d. 1900)
  • Apr 24 Erastus Barnard Tyler, American businessman, merchant, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in West Bloomfield, New York (d. 1891)

Person of interestFrederick Law Olmsted

Apr 26 Frederick Law Olmsted, American writer and landscape architect (designed Central Park), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1903)

Landscape Architect and Writer Frederick Law Olmsted
Landscape Architect and Writer
Frederick Law Olmsted
  • Apr 26 Jan Albert van Eijken, Dutch composer and organist, born in Amersfoort, Netherlands (d. 1868)

Person of interestUlysses S. Grant

Apr 27 Ulysses S. Grant, 18th US President (1869-77) and Union general, born in Point Pleasant, Ohio (d. 1885)

Union General and US President Ulysses S. Grant
Union General and US President
Ulysses S. Grant

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 3 Friedrich Bertuch, writer, dies
  • Apr 6 FrantiĊĦek Xaver Partsch, Czech composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 13 Gaetano Valeri, Italian composer, dies at 61