What Happened in April 1855

Historical Events

  • Apr 21 1st train crosses Mississippi River's 1st bridge, from Rock Island, Illinois to Davenport, Iowa
  • Apr 26 Composer Gioacchino Rossini leaves Italy
  • Apr 28 1st veterinary college in US incorporated in Boston

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 9 Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author and poet, born in Kuzmice, Topoľčany District, Slovakia (d. 1889)
  • Apr 18 Abraham Bredius, Dutch art historian (Jan Steen)
  • Apr 18 Josef Gruber, Austrian organist and composer, born Wösendorf in the Wachau (d. 1933)
  • Apr 29 Anatol K Liadov, Russian composer (Bewitched Lake) [OS]
  • Apr 29 Edmund van der Straeten, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 13 Henry De la Beche, English geologist (b. 1796)
  • Apr 18 Jean-Baptiste Isabey, painter, dies
  • Apr 24 Walenty Karol Kratzer, composer, dies at 75
  • Apr 30 Henry Rowley Bishop, British composer/conductor, dies at 68