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 field marshal and Chief of the German General Staff, born in Potsdam, Province of Brandenburg, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1904)
  • Apr 13 James Wimshurst, British designer and inventor (electrostatic generator), born in Poplar, England (d. 1898)
  • 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, born in Wiedensahl, Kingdom of Hanover (d. 1908)
  • Apr 19 José Echegaray, Spanish dramatist (Nobel 1904), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1916)
  • Apr 19 Lucretia Garfield, First Lady of the United States as the wife of James A. Garfield (1881), born in Garrettsville, Ohio (d. 1918)
  • Apr 22 Julius Sterling Morton, American politician (3rd U.S. Secretary of Agriculture) and founder of Arbor Day, born in Adams, New York (d. 1902)

Famous Deaths

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