What Happened in April 1890

Historical Events

  • Apr 6 French troops under capt Archinard occupy Segu, West-Sudan
  • Apr 7 Completion of the first Lake Biwa Canal, Japan
  • Apr 11 Ellis Island, New York, designated as an immigration station
  • Apr 14 Pan American Day-1st conference of American states (Washington, D.C.)
  • Apr 18 NY Commission of Emigration ends, closing Castle Clinton

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 19 Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in Brussels

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 5 Fie Carelsen [Sophia de Jong], Dutch actress (Malle Gervallen), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1975)
  • Apr 6 Andre L Danjon, French astronomer
  • Apr 6 Anthony Fokker, Dutch aviation pioneer and an aircraft manufacturer (Eindecker monoplanes, Fokker Triplane)
  • Apr 7 Marjory Stoneman Douglas, environmentalist (1st Lady of Everglades)
  • Apr 11 Donna Rachele Mussolini, wife of Benito Mussolini (d. 1979)
  • Apr 13 Frank Murphy, American public servant (d. 1949)
  • Apr 17 Art Acord, US silent film actor and rodeo champion (Arizona Kid, Hard Fists), born in Glenwood, Utah (d. 1931)
  • Apr 18 James Rennie, Canadian actor (Lash, Little Damozel), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 19 Lou Bandy, [Lodewijk F Dieben], revue-artist (Look for the Sun)
  • Apr 20 Maurice Duplessis, premier of Québec, known as "Le Chef" (d. 1959)
  • Apr 23 Donald Nichols Tweedy, composer
  • Apr 23 Marcel L'Herbier, French director/screenwriter (El Dorado)
  • Apr 26 Edgar "E Livingstone" Kennedy, US actor and director (My Old Dutch)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 14 Painter Pierre Auguste Renoir (49) weds Aline Victorine Charigot

Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir
Painter & Sculptor
Pierre Auguste Renoir

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 1 David Wilber, American politician (b. 1820)
  • Apr 2 Marinus FAG Campbell, bibliographer, dies at 70
  • Apr 4 Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau, Quebec politician (b. 1820)
  • Apr 4 Edmond Hébert, French geologist (b. 1812)
  • Apr 8 Junius Morgan, philanthropist, dies at 76
  • Apr 11 Joseph Merrick, "The Elephant Man", dies of asphyxia at 27
  • Apr 13 Samuel J. Randall, American politician (b. 1828)
  • Apr 17 John Barnett, composer, dies at 87
  • Apr 22 Magnus Huss, Swedish Physician who coined the word alcoholism and was the first to define it as a disease, dies at 82