On This Day

What Happened in April 1824

Historical Events

  • Apr 17 Russia abandons all North American claims south of 54° 40'N

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 5 Sydney Thompson Dobell, English poet, born in Cranbrook, Kent (d. 1874)
  • Apr 20 Alfred H. Colquitt, American lawyer and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Monroe, Georgia (d. 1894)
  • Apr 21 Anselmo Clavé, Spanish politician and composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1874)
  • Apr 24 François Fournier, Swiss-French postage stamp forger, born in Croix-de-Rozon, Switzerland (d. 1917)
  • Apr 25 Gustave Boulanger, French painter, born in Paris (d. 1888)
  • Apr 27 William Richard Bexfield, English composer, born in Norwich, England (d. 1853)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 15 Theodorus Frederik van Capellen, Dutch vice-admiral (Algiers), dies at 61
  • Apr 18 Edward Jones, Welsh harpist and composer, dies at 72

Lord Byron

Apr 19 Lord Byron [George Gordon Byron], British romantic poet (Childe Harold's Pilgrimage), dies at 36

  • Apr 24 Herman Muntinghe, Dutch theologist (History of Mankind), dies at 71