On This Day

What Happened in April 1833

Historical Events

  • Apr 4 St Etienne-Lyons railway fully opens in France
  • Apr 9 1st US tax-supported public library in Peterborough, New Hampshire
  • Apr 24 Jacob Evert & George Dulty patent 1st soda fountain

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 2 Thomas Howard Ruger, American lawyer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Livingston County, New York (d. 1907)
  • Apr 6 Johan H C Kern, Dutch linguist (Sanskrit, Old Javan)
  • Apr 10 David McMurtrie Gregg, American diplomat and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania (d. 1916)
  • Apr 10 James Edward Rains, American lawyer and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1862)
  • Apr 17 Jean-Baptiste Accolay, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1900)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 6 Adamántios Koraïs, Greek humanist scholar, dies at 84
  • Apr 7 Antoni Radziwiłł, Polish-Lithuanian politician, cellist, and composer, dies at 57
  • Apr 22 Richard Trevithick, English inventor (steam locomotive), dies at 62