On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1846

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays

  • Comte de LautrĂ©amont, French writer (Les Chants de Maldoror), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1870)
  • Raoul Pictet, Swiss physicist who invented liquid nitrogen and was a pioneer of cryogenics, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1929)

Famous Deaths

  • Solomon Sibley, American senator from Michigan Territory (b. 1769)