What Happened in April 1892

Historical Events

  • Apr 12 George C Blickensderfer patents portable typewriter

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 15 General Electric Company formed by merger of Thomas Edison's General Electric Company with Thomson-Houston Electric Company, arranged by J. P. Morgan and incorporated in NY

Industrialist and Banker J. P. Morgan
Industrialist and Banker
J. P. Morgan
Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • Apr 17 1st Sunday NL baseball game, Reds beat Cards 5-1
  • Apr 19 Charles Duryea takes the 1st American-made automotive for a test drive
  • Apr 21 Black longshoremen strike for higher wages in St Louis, Missouri
  • Apr 28 1st performance of Antonin Dvor├ík's overture "Carneval"
  • Apr 29 Charlie Reilly is baseball's 1st pinch hitter

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 4 Cyril Smith, Scottish actor (The Adventures of Sir Lancelot), born in Peterhead, Scotland (d. 1963)
  • Apr 4 Esther Howard, American actress, born in Helena, Montana (d. 1965)
  • Apr 6 Donald Wills Douglas, American aircraft pioneer (McConnell Douglas)
  • Apr 6 Lowell Thomas, Woodington Ohio, newscaster (High Adventure)
  • Apr 6 Mateusz Glinski, composer

Person of interestMary Pickford

Apr 8 Mary Pickford [Gladys Smith], Canadian actress (Poor Little Rich Girl), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1979)

Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford
  • Apr 8 Richard Neutra, American architect (d. 1970)
  • Apr 10 Egon Freiherr von Eickstedt, German anthropologist (classified human into races), born in Jeseritz, Germany (d. 1965)
  • Apr 10 Victor de Sabata, Italian conductor and composer (Il Macigno), born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1967)
  • Apr 12 Johnny Dodds, American early jazz clarinetist, born in Waveland, Mississippi (d. 1940)
  • Apr 13 Arthur Harris, Cheltenham, Marshal of the RAF
  • Apr 13 Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt, Scottish physicist and developer of the radar and radio direction finding in WWII, born in Brechin, Scotland (d. 1973)
  • Apr 13 Sir Arthur Harris, British RAF Commanding Chief known as "Bomber/Butcher Harris" for commanding the bombing campaign against Nazi Germany, born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (d. 1984)
  • Apr 14 Giorgio Cesana, Italian coxswain, (Olympic gold 1906)
  • Apr 14 Vere G Childe, British archaeologist/prehistorian
  • Apr 15 Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor (d. 1983)
  • Apr 15 Theo Osterkamp, World War I and World War II German fighter pilot (d. 1975)
  • Apr 17 Jean Haesaert, Flemish lawyer and sociologist, born in Lokeren, Belgium (d. 1961)
  • Apr 19 Germaine Tailleferre, [Les Six], Pau-St-Maur France, composer
  • Apr 21 Jaroslav Kvapil, composer
  • Apr 22 Nikolai Obouhov, composer
  • Apr 22 Vernon Johns, American civil rights activist (d. 1965)
  • Apr 23 Minus van Looi [Benjamin van der Voort], Flemish writer, born in Tessenderlo, Belgium (d. 1952)
  • Apr 23 Richard Huelsenbeck, German Dada writer, born in Frankenau, Hessen-Nassau (d. 1974)
  • Apr 24 Jack Hulbert, British actor (Into the Blue, Bulldog Jack), born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England (d. 1978)
  • Apr 27 Louis Victor de Broglie, French quantum physicist (studied electrons, Nobel Prize 1929), born in Dieppe, France (d. 1987)
  • Apr 28 Georges Antoine, composer
  • Apr 28 John Jacob Niles, American composer, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1980)
  • Apr 28 Joseph Dunninger, American mentalist (Amazing Dunninger), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 2 Willem J d'Ablaing van Giessenburg, Dut baron/genealogist, dies at 79
  • Apr 15 Amelia Edwards, English author (The Phantom Coach) and Egyptologist, dies at 60

Person of interestAlexander Mackenzie

Apr 17 Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a stroke at 70

2nd Prime Minister of Canada Alexander Mackenzie
2nd Prime Minister of Canada
Alexander Mackenzie
  • Apr 19 Fr. Thomas Dale SSC, Anglican clergyman prosecuted for Ritualist practices in the 1870s (b. 1821)
  • Apr 22 Edouard-Victoire-Antoine Lalo, composer, dies at 69
  • Apr 25 Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (b. 1840)
  • Apr 26 Sir Provo Wallis, British Admiral and naval hero (b. 1791)