What Happened in April 1889

Historical Events

  • Apr 1 1st dishwashing machine marketed (Chicago)
  • Apr 3 Savings Bank of Order of True Reformers opens in Richmond, Virginia
  • Apr 5 Start of Sherlock Holmes' "Adventure of Copper Beeches" (BG)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 6 George Eastman begins selling his Kodak flexible rolled film for the first time

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman
  • Apr 22 A 1.9 million-acre tract of Indian Territory for white colonial settlement in Oklahoma officially starts at 12pm
  • Apr 30 1st US national holiday, on centennial of Washington's inauguration

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 3 Grigoras Dinicu, Romanian violin virtuoso and composer, born in Bucharest (d. 1949)
  • Apr 6 Barry Macollum, Irish actor (The Trouble with Harry), born in Ireland (d. 1971)
  • Apr 6 Gabriela Mistral [Lucila Godoy y Alcayaga], poet (Noebel Prize 1945) and diplomat, born in Vicuña, Chile (d. 1957)
  • Apr 8 Adrian Boult, Chester England, conductor/composer (BBC Sym Orchestra)
  • Apr 9 Efrem Zimbalist, Russian composer and violinist, born in Rostov on Don, Russia (d. 1985)
  • Apr 11 Nick LaRocca, American jazz coronetist and composer (Tiger Rag), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1961)
  • Apr 13 Herbert Osborne Yardley, American cryptographer (d. 1958)

Person of interestArnold J. Toynbee

Apr 14 Arnold J. Toynbee, English historian (A Study of History), born in London (d. 1975)

  • Apr 14 Efim D Bogoljubov, Russian chess player
  • Apr 14 James Stephenson, British actor (Letter, Espionage Agent, Nancy Drew), born in Selby, Yorkshire, England (d. 1941)
  • Apr 15 Asa Philip Randolph, labor leader (Railroad Porter's Union)
  • Apr 15 Thomas Hart Benton, Missouri, painter/muralist (Lonesome Road)
  • Apr 16 Charlie Chaplin, British actor and comedian (City Lights, Gold Rush), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • Apr 18 Jessie Street, Austrialian pro womans/aborigine rights fighter
  • Apr 18 John Kilbane, American featherweight boxing champ (world title held 1912-23), born in Cleveland, Ohio (. 1957)
  • Apr 19 Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist and politician (d. 1946)

Person of interestAdolf Hitler

Apr 20 Adolf Hitler, Austrian-born German dictator and Führer of Nazi Germany (1936-45), born in Gasthof zum Pommer, Braunau am Inn, Austria-Hungary (d. 1945)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Apr 20 Albert Jean Amateau, Turkish-born businessman and social activist, born in Milas, Turkey (d. 1996)
  • Apr 21 Paul Karrer, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
  • Apr 22 Ludwig Renn, German writer, born in Dresden (d. 1979)
  • Apr 22 Richard Glücks, German SS officer and concentration camp administrator (d. 1945, by suicide)
  • Apr 23 Charles Warrell, English schoolteacher and creator of the I-Spy books, born in Farmborough, Somerset (d. 1995)
  • Apr 24 Stafford Cripps, British Labour politician, born in London (d. 1952)
  • Apr 24 Lyubov Popova, Russian avant-garde artist and painter, born in Ivanovskoe, Moscow (d. 1924)
  • Apr 25 Charles Kelleway, Australian cricketer (great all-rounder of 1920's), born in Lismore, New South Wales (d. 1944)
  • Apr 26 Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian English philosopher ( Philosophical Investigations), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1951)
  • Apr 28 António de Oliveira Salazar, Dictator of Portugal (1932-68) who founded and controlled the Estado Novo (New State), born in Vimieiro, Santa Comba Dão, Portugal (d. 1970)
  • Apr 28 Bryant Washburn, American actor (Exposure, Millionaire Kid, Nabonga), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1963)
  • Apr 28 Karel WFM Doorman, Dutch rear admiral
  • Apr 30 Acario Cotapos, composer
  • Apr 30 Rudolph Hermann Simonsen, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 4 Thomas T H Jorissen, historian, dies at 56
  • Apr 8 Henry Jupp, cricketer (scored 63 on Test debut for Engl in 1877), dies
  • Apr 9 Michel Eugène Chevreul, French chemist (b. 1786)
  • Apr 15 Father Damien, Belgian missionary (b. 1840)
  • Apr 19 Warren De La Rue, astronomer/chemist, dies
  • Apr 23 Jules-Amédée Barbey d’Aurevilly, French writer and critic, dies at 80