On This Day

What Happened in April 1843

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Ludwig Enneccerus, German jurist
  • Apr 4 Hans Richter, Austrian-Hungarian composer, born in Raab, Kingdom of Hungary, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1916)
  • Apr 8 Asger Hamerik [Hammerich], Danish composer, and educator (Peabody Institute, 1878-91), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 1923)
  • Apr 14 Gustave Leon Huberti, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1910)
  • Apr 15 Carl Eilhardt, German composer and conductor, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1911)
  • Apr 15 Henry James, American-British author (Turn of the Screw, Bostonians), born in NYC, New York (d. 1916)
  • Apr 25 Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, Grand Duchess of Hesse, born in Buckingham Palace, London (d. 1878)

Famous Weddings

  • Apr 23 Samuel Gridley Howe, American physician and educator, marries Julia Ward, American poet and author

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 14 Joseph Franz Karl Lanner, Austrian composer and violist, dies at 42
  • Apr 17 Samuel Morey, American inventor (early internal combustion engines and was a pioneer in steamships), dies at 80
  • Apr 28 William Wallace, Scottish mathematician (rights of Wallace), dies at 74