On This Day

What Happened in April 1834

Historical Events

  • Apr 3 The generals in the Greek War of Independence stand trial for treason.
  • Apr 13 HMS Beagle anchors at river mouth of Rio Santa Cruz, Patagonia

DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

Apr 29 Charles Darwin's expedition sees the top of the Andes Mountains from Patagonia

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Isidore Edouard Legouix, composer
  • Apr 1 Big Jim Fisk, American entrepreneur (d. 1872)
  • Apr 21 William Rufus Terrill, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Covington City, Virginia (d. 1862)
  • Apr 26 Artemus Ward [Charles Farrar Browne], American humorist (considered to be America's first stand-up comedian), born in Waterford, Maine (d. 1867)
  • Apr 26 Horatio Richmond Palmer, American composer and choir director, born in Sherburne, New York (d. 1907)
  • Apr 30 Lord Avebury [John Lubbock], British banker and politician, born in London (d. 1913)