What Happened in April 1842

Historical Events

  • Apr 13 Lord Rosse successfully casts 72" (183-cm) mirror for a telescope

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 3 Ulric Dahlgren, American Colonel (Union Army), born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)
  • Apr 4 Edouard Lucas, French mathematician (Lucas sequences), born in Amiens, France (d. 1891)
  • Apr 8 Elizabeth Bacon Custer, wife of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1933)
  • Apr 14 Sven August Korling, composer
  • Apr 17 Maurice Rouvier, French statesman and Prime Minister of France (1905–06), born in Aix-en-Provence, France (d. 1911)
  • Apr 18 Antero Tarquinio de Quental, Portuguese poet (Beatrice)
  • Apr 25 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer and poet (Il santo, Leila), born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 1911)
  • Apr 28 Gaston of Orleans, Count of Eu, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1922)
  • Apr 29 Karl Millöcker, Dutch composer (d. 1899)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 12 Sardinia king Victor Emmanuel II (22) weds queen Adelaide of Austria (20) at Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi

King of Sardinia and Italy Victor Emmanuel II
King of Sardinia and Italy
Victor Emmanuel II

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 7 Henrik A Bjerregaard, Norw writer/poet (Fjeldeventyret), dies at 50
  • Apr 11 John England, bishop of Charleston Carolina, dies