What Happened in April 1851

Historical Events

  • Apr 15 Earl G Andressy sentenced to death in Hungary
  • Apr 23 Canada issues its 1st postage stamps

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 6 Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer (d. 1932)
  • Apr 7 Otto Adolf Klauwell, composer
  • Apr 9 C. E. A. Wichmann, German-Dutch geologist, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1927)
  • Apr 12 Emil Liebling, German-American composer, born in Pless, Silesia (d. 1914)
  • Apr 13 Robert Abbe, American surgeon (d. 1928)
  • Apr 16 Ernst Josephson, Swedish painter, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1906)
  • Apr 20 Young Tom Morris, Scottish professional golfer, born in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland (d. 1875)
  • Apr 21 Charles Barrois, French geologist (d. 1939)
  • Apr 24 Eduardo Acevedo Díaz, Uruguayan writer (Ismael, Grito de Gloria), born in Uruguay, Montevideo (d. 1921)
  • Apr 25 Leopoldo Alas, Spanish novelist (La Regenta), born in Zamora, Spain (d. 1901)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 8 John Parry [Bardd Alaw], Welsh composer and harpist, dies at 75
  • Apr 9 Antoine-Charles Glachant, composer, dies at 80