On This Day

What Happened in April 1835

Historical Events

Election of Interest

Apr 18 William Lamb (Lord Melbourne) becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after Robert Peel resigns out of frustration

Music History

Apr 26 Frederic Chopin's "Grand Polonaise Brillante" premieres in Paris


Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 6 JosĂ© Marraco y Ferrer, Catalan church musician and composer, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1913)
  • Apr 9 Leopold II, King of Belgium (1865-1909), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1909)
  • Apr 10 Ludwig Bösendorfer, Austrian piano builder, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1919)
  • Apr 27 John Murray Corse, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [or 9/27] (d. 1893)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 17 William Henry Ireland, English forger (Shakespearean manuscripts), dies