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

William Booth

Apr 10 William Booth, English preacher and founder of the Salvation Army, born in Sneinton, Nottingham, England (d. 1912) [1]

  • 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