What Happened in April 1832

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 4 Charles Darwin aboard the HMS Beagle reaches Rio de Janeiro

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 5 Jules Ferry, French statesman, born in Saint-Dié, France (d. 1893)
  • Apr 8 Alfred von Waldersee, Prussian fieldmarshal
  • Apr 13 James Wimshurst, British designer/inventor (electricstatic generator)
  • Apr 13 Juan Montalvo, Ecuadorian author (Siete Tratados), born in Ambato, Ecuador (d. 1889)
  • Apr 14 James Hewett Ledlie, American civil engineer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Utica, New York (d. 1882)
  • Apr 15 Wilhelm Busch, German poet (d. 1908)
  • Apr 19 José Echegaray, Spanish dramatist (Nobel 1904), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1916)
  • Apr 19 Lucretia Rudolph Garfield, 1st lady (1881)
  • Apr 22 Julius Sterling Morton, Nebraska, (Gov-Neb), started Arbor Day

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 1 Robert the Hermit, US ex-slave/hermit in Massachusetts, dies