What Happened in April 1831

Historical Events

  • Apr 7 Dom Pedro abdicates to son, Dom Pedro II crowned emperor of Brazil
  • Apr 14 Soldiers marching on a bridge in Manchester, England, cause it to collapse.

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 4 Edward Cary Walthall, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1898)
  • Apr 8 Allard Pierson, Dutch theologiost/philosopher/art historian/poet
  • Apr 12 Constantin Meunier, Belgian painter and sculptor, born in Etterbeek, Belgium (d. 1905)
  • Apr 12 George B. Anderson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Hillsborough, North Carolina (d. 1862)
  • Apr 12 Grenville Mellen Dodge, American engineer and Major General (Union Army), born in Danvers, Massachusetts (d. 1916)
  • Apr 14 Gerhard Rohlfs, German explorer/ambassador in Abyssinia
  • Apr 22 Alexander McDowell McCook, American Major General (Union Army), born in Columbiana County, Ohio (d. 1903)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 2 Charles Felix, blind King of Sardina (1821-31), dies at 74
  • Apr 13 Ferdinand Kauer, composer, dies at 80
  • Apr 19 Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, German mathematician (b. 1765)
  • Apr 20 John Abernethy, English surgeon, dies at 67