What Happened in April 1852

Historical Events

  • Apr 19 California Historical Society forms

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Apr 29 1st edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus published

Lexicographer and Inventor Peter Mark Roget
Lexicographer and Inventor
Peter Mark Roget
  • Apr 30 Anton Rubinsteins opera "Dmitri Donskoi" premieres in St Petersburg

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Edward Austin Abbey, American painter (Quest of the Holy Grail)
  • Apr 11 Cap Anson, American baseball player (d. 1922)
  • Apr 12 [Carl L] Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician
  • Apr 13 Frank W. Woolworth, American businessman, founder of F. W. Woolworth Co, born in Rodman, New York (d. 1919)
  • Apr 14 Henrique Oswald, composer
  • Apr 18 George Clausen, painter
  • Apr 22 Guillaume IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (d. 1912)
  • Apr 23 Edwin Markham, American poet (1st winner of American Acad of Poets Award 1937)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 2 Theodor Althaus, writer, dies
  • Apr 9 John Howard Payne, American actor, playwright (Fair Warning), author and creator of the hit song "Home! Sweet Home!", dies at 60
  • Apr 19 Vasili A Zjukovski, Russian folk poet/translator (Homerus), dies at 69
  • Apr 21 Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (b. 1787)
  • Apr 24 Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (b. 1783)