On This Day

What Happened in April 1829

Historical Events

  • Apr 9 Danzig (GdaƄsk) dike break flood kills 1,200
  • Apr 13 The Roman Catholic Relief Act passed by the British Parliament; it was the culmination of the process of Catholic Emancipation throughout the UK.
  • Apr 25 Charles Fremantle arrives in HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom
  • Apr 28 Dutch parliament accepts new press laws

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 10 William Booth, English preacher and founder (Salvation Army), born in Sneinton, Nottingham, England (d. 1912)
  • Apr 15 Mary Harris Thompson, 1st American woman surgeon, born in Fort Ann, New York (d. 1895)
  • Apr 24 George Peabody Estey, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (d. 1881)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 6 Niels H Able, Norwegian mathematician (infinite series), dies at 26
  • Apr 30 George Washington Adams, son of John Q Adams, dies on City Island, NYC