On This Day

What Happened in April 1825

Historical Events

  • Apr 10 1st hotel in Hawaii opens
  • Apr 10 Nicaraguan constituent assembly meets at Leon
  • Apr 19 33 patriotic exiles return to Uruguay

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 3 Adolf Rzepko, Polish composer, born in Prague, Bohemia, Austrian Empire (now Czech Republic) (d. 1892)
  • Apr 5 David Rumph Jones, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina (d. 1863)
  • Apr 11 Ferdinand Lassalle, French socialist and political activist (Allgemeiner), born in Breslau, Prussia (d. 1864)
  • Apr 13 Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Irish-Canadian journalist and Father of Confederation, born in Carlingford, County Louth, Ireland (d. 1868)
  • Apr 25 Charles Dowd, American principal who was the 1st to propose standardized time zones (for America's railways), born in Madison, Connecticut (d. 1904)
  • Apr 28 James Winning McMillan, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Clark County, Kentucky (d. 1903)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 6 Vladimir Borovikovsky [Vоlоdymyr Borovyk], Russian painter, died at 67
  • Apr 10 Paul-Louis Courier, (Mere), French writer/interpreter, dies at 53
  • Apr 13 Joseph Gelinek, Czech composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 16 Henry Fuseli, Swiss-born painter and art writer (Tracks in the Snow), dies at 84
  • Apr 21 Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathemattician (b. 1765)