On This Day

What Happened in April 1830

Historical Events

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Apr 6 Joseph Smith and 5 others officially organize the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fayette, New York

Religious Leader Joseph Smith
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith

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Apr 11 Robert Schumann hears the violinist Paganini play in Frankfurt

Composer Robert Schumann
Robert Schumann

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 5 Alexander Muir, Canadian composer (The Maple Leaf Forever), born in Lesmahagow, Scotland (d. 1906)
  • Apr 6 James Augustine Healy, Macon Ga, 1st African American Roman Catholic bishop
  • Apr 9 Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer, pioneer in study of motion, born in Kingston upon Thames, England (d. 1904)
  • Apr 13 Eduard Lassen, Belgian-Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1904)
  • Apr 19 Karl Josef Rudolph Cornely, German Jesuit biblical scholar, born in Breyell, Germany (d. 1908)
  • Apr 29 Adolph Sutro, German American engineer and politician, mayor of San Francisco, built Cliff House, born in Aachen, Prussia (d. 1898)
  • Apr 30 Davis Tillson, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Rockland, Maine (d. 1895)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 1 Carl Borromaus Neuner, German composer, dies at 51
  • Apr 18 José Maurício Nunes Garcia, Brazilian classical composer (Master of Music at the Royal Chapel), dies at 63
  • Apr 22 Knud Lyne Rahbek, Danish literary historian, dies at 69