What Happened in April 1837

Historical Events

  • Apr 19 Cheyney University forms as the Institute for Colored Youth

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 3 John Burroughs, writer/nature enthusiast (Burroughs Medal namesake)
  • Apr 5 Algernon Charles Swinburne, England, poet (Atalanta in Calydon)
  • Apr 10 Forceythe Willson, American poet (d. 1867)
  • Apr 11 Ephraim Elmer Ellsworth, Col (Union Army), (d. 1861)
  • Apr 15 Horace Porter, Bvt Brigadier General (Union Army), (d. 1921)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 17 J. P. Morgan, Sr. [John Pierpont], American financier and philanthropist (General Electric, Steel Corporation, AT&T), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1913)

Industrialist and Banker J. P. Morgan
Industrialist and Banker
J. P. Morgan
  • Apr 21 Fredrik Bajer, Danish politician/feminist/pacifist (Nobel 1908)
  • Apr 24 Friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat (die graue Eminenz)
  • Apr 25 William Charles Levey, composer
  • Apr 29 Georges Boulanger, French general and politician (d. 1891)
  • Apr 30 Alfred R. Gaul, English composer, born in Nottingham (d. 1913)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 17 Edouard viscount de Walckiers, South Netherland banker and politician, dies at 78