On This Day

What Happened in April 1844

Historical Events

  • Apr 12 Texan envoys sign Treaty of Annexation with the United States

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 6 Joseph Ludwig, composer
  • Apr 16 Anatole France [Jacques Anatole Thibault], French writer (Thaïs, Wickerwork Woman, Nobel 1921), born in Paris (d. 1924)
  • Apr 22 Lewis Thornton Powell, would-be assassin of Secretary of State William H. Seward, born in Randolph County, Alabama (d. 1865)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 4 Charles Bulfinch, 1st US pro architect (Mass State House), dies at 80
  • Apr 8 Ignaz Franz von Mosel, Austrian composer, dies at 72
  • Apr 22 Henri-Montan Berton, French composer, dies at 76