On This Day

What Happened in April 1836

Historical Events

  • Apr 14 US Congress forms Territory of Wisconsin
  • Apr 19 Nikolai Gogol's "Revisor" premieres in St Petersburg
  • Apr 20 Territory of Wisconsin created
  • Apr 21 Battle of San Jacinto, Texas wins independence from Mexico

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 4 (Charles) Jerome Hopkins, American composer, pianist, critic, and musical education advocate, born in Burlington, Vermont (d. 1898)
  • Apr 24 Jeltje de Bosch Kemper, Dutch feminist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1916)
  • Apr 26 Erminnie Adelle Platt, American anthropologist (first woman to specialize in ethnographic field work), born in Marcellus shale, New York (d. 1886)

Famous Weddings

Charles Dickens

Apr 2 English novelist and social critic Charles Dickens (24) marries Catherine Thomson Hogarth (20)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 7 William Godwin, English political writer (b. 1756)
  • Apr 20 Johan I Jozef, Monarch of Liechtenstein and fieldmarshal, dies at 75
  • Apr 21 Samuel Slater, English-American industrialist who brought the textile industrial revolution to America, dies at 67