What Happened in April 1871

Historical Events

  • Apr 10 William Hammond Hall's maps & surveys of Golden Gate Park accepted
  • Apr 14 Canada sets denominations of currency as dollars, cents, & mills
  • Apr 16 German Empire ends all anti-Jewish civil restrictions
  • Apr 16 Reich Constitution is received in Germany
  • Apr 20 US 3rd Enforcement Act (President can suspend writ of habeas corpus)
  • Apr 23 Blossom Rock in San Francisco Bay blown up
  • Apr 30 The Camp Grant Massacre of Apaches in Arizona Territory, perpetrated by white & Mexican adventurers; 144 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 F Melius Christiansen, composer
  • Apr 3 Jose Juan Tablada, Mexican poet (El Florilegio), born in Mexico City (d. 1941)
  • Apr 3 Mistinguett [Jeanne Florentine Bourgeois], French actress and singer (Moulin Rouge star), born in Enghien-les-Bains, Val-d'Oise, France (d. 1956)
  • Apr 5 Mirko Seljan, Croatian explorer, born in Karlovac, Croatia (d. 1913)
  • Apr 6 Alexander, grandson of England's Queen Victoria
  • Apr 8 Clarence Hudson White American photographer (d. 1925)
  • Apr 9 Arthur Fickenscher, American composer, born in Aurora, Illinois (d. 1954)
  • Apr 12 Ioannis Metaxas, Greek general and dictator (1936-41), born in Ithaca, Greece (d. 1941)
  • Apr 16 John Millington Synge, Irish dramatist and poet (Riders to the Sea), born in Rathfarnham, County Dublin, Ireland (d. 1909)
  • Apr 16 Martin Lunssens, Belgian composer, born in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Belgium (d. 1944)
  • Apr 18 Henry Stephenson, British actor (Conquest, Little Old NY, Mr Lucky), born in Grenada, British West Indies (d. 1956)
  • Apr 21 Leo Blech, German composer and conductor, born in Aachen, Rhenish Prussia (d. 1958)
  • Apr 21 Vojtech Rihovsky, composer
  • Apr 27 Arthur Nevin, American composer, born in Edgeworth, Pennsylvania (d. 1943)
  • Apr 29 Louis William Stern, German/US philosopher (Intelligence of Children)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 5 Georg Andreas Henkel, composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 7 Alexander, grandson of English queen Victoria, dies at 1 day old
  • Apr 7 Wilhelm Freiherr von Tegetthoff, Aus adm (Helgoland/Lissa), dies at 43
  • Apr 7 Alexander Lloyd, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1805)
  • Apr 8 Charles-Louis Hanssens, Belgian composer, dies at 68
  • Apr 18 Omar Pasha, [Michael Lats], Croatian governor, dies at 64
  • Apr 21 Elisabeth Grube, writer, dies
  • Apr 27 Sigismond Fortune Francois Thalberg, composer, dies at 59
  • Apr 29 John Gelinde van Blom, Fries notary/author, dies at 75