On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1827

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • US inventor Joseph Dixon of Salem, Massachusetts, begins manufacturing lead pencils

Famous Birthdays

  • William Holman Hunt, English painter (Light of the World), born in Cheapside, London (d. 1910)

Famous Deaths

  • Ludwig Heinrich Bojanus, German physician and naturalist (b. 1776)