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

Historic Expedition

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


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Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Big Jim Fisk, American entrepreneur (d. 1872)
  • Apr 1 Isidore Legouix, French composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1916)
  • 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)