On This Day

What Happened in April 1901

Historical Events

  • Apr 5 Under threats from the Ottoman Turkish Government, Bulgaria is forced to arrest the leaders of the Macedonian Committee
  • Apr 7 SDAP demands general voting right, abolishing First Chamber
  • Apr 15 1st British motorized burial
  • Apr 15 5th Boston Marathon won for second straight year by Canadian Jim Caffrey in race record 2:29:23.6
  • Apr 15 Pope Leo XIII issues an allocution deploring hostile actions against the Roman Catholic Church throughout Europe

Philippine <b>Revolution</b>Philippine Revolution

Apr 19 In the Philippines, recently captured insurgent leader Emilio Aguinaldo issues a proclamation advising his countrymen to end their rebellion and use of peaceful means to work with the US toward independence.

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • Apr 24 The Chicago White Stockings win against the Cleveland Blues in the 1st game played in baseball's American League
  • Apr 24 1st AL game, Chicago beats Cleveland Blues 8-2, 3 other games rained out
  • Apr 25 Erve Beck hits American League's 1st home run
  • Apr 25 New York becomes 1st state requiring automobile license plates ($1 fee)
  • Apr 25 In last of 9th, Detroit Tigers, trailing by 13-4, score 10 runs to win one of greatest comebacks in baseball (1st game in Detroit)
  • Apr 26 Jimmy Collins, having left the Boston Beaneaters (NL), captains and manages his first game for the Boston Americans (against Baltimore)
  • Apr 28 Cleveland's Bock Baker gives up a record 23 singles as White Sox beat Blues (Cleveland Blues!) 13-1
  • Apr 29 27th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on His Eminence wins in 2:07.75
  • Apr 29 Antisemitic riot in Budapest

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Boris Koutzen, Russian violinist, composer & educator, born in Uman, Russia (now Ukraine) (d. 1966)
  • Apr 1 Whittaker Chambers, American writer, editor, and defector (d. 1961)
  • Apr 1 Johnny Farrell, American golfer (US Open 1928), born in White Plains, NY (d. 1988)
  • Apr 2 Anis Fuleihan, American composer, born in Kyrenia, Cyprus (d. 1970)
  • Apr 4 Carmel Myers, American actress (Carmel Myers Show), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1980)
  • Apr 5 Alexander Alexeieff, Russian-French painter and graphic artist, born in Kazan, Russia (d. 1982)
  • Apr 5 Chester Bowles, American ambassador and writer (Conscience of a Liberal), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • Apr 5 Melvyn Douglas [Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg], American actor (Hud, Being There, Ghost Story), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 1981)
  • Apr 6 Willem Pelemans, Flemish composer/music reviewer
  • Apr 6 Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian Catholic (d. 1925)
  • Apr 9 Sharon Lynn, American actress (Way Out West, Big Broadcast), born in Weatherford, Texas (d. 1963)
  • Apr 9 Paul Willis, American actor (The Little Lumberjack, Little Kaintuck), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1960)
  • Apr 11 Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer and manufacturer (typewriter), born in Ivrea, Italy (d. 1960)
  • Apr 11 Glenway Wescott, American writer (Apartment in Athens), born in Kewaskum, Wisconsin (d. 1987)
  • Apr 11 Theodor Rogalski, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1954)
  • Apr 12 Lowell Stockman, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon, born in Helix, Oregon (d. 1962)
  • Apr 13 René Pleven, Prime Minister of France (1950-51, 5152), born in Rennes, France (d. 1993)
  • Apr 13 Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and semanticist, born in Paris (d. 1981)
  • Apr 14 Martin Kessel, German writer, born in Plauen (d. 1990)
  • Apr 15 Joe Davis, English snooker player (World Champion 1927-40, 1946), born in Whitwell, Derbyshire (d. 1978)
  • Apr 16 Karel Albert, Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1987)
  • Apr 17 George Keyt, Sri Lankan painter, born in Ceylon (d. 1993)
  • Apr 18 Al Lewis, American lyricist, songwriter and music publisher (Blueberry Hill, You Gotta Be a Football Hero), born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)
  • Apr 20 Michel Leiris, French cultural anthropologist, born in Paris (d. 1990)
  • Apr 21 Julián Bautista, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1961)
  • Apr 23 E.B. Ford, British ecological geneticist, born in Dalton-in-Furness, Lancashire (d. 1988)
  • Apr 25 Ernst Gernot Klussmann, German composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1975)
  • Apr 28 Corry [Cornelia Diderika] Vonk, Dutch actress (Bleeke Bet), born in Amsterdam (d. 1988)
  • Apr 29 G. O. Sayles, English historian, born in Chesterfield, England (d. 1994)

Person of interestHirohito

Apr 29 Hirohito, 124th Emperor of Japan (1926-89), born in Aoyama Palace, Tokyo (d. 1989)

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito
  • Apr 30 Simon Kuznets, American economist (Nobel 1971), born in Pinsk, Russian Empire (d. 1985)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 1 Francois M Raoult, Fren physicist/chemist (Law of Raoult), dies at 70
  • Apr 3 Richard D'Oyly Carte, English opera impresario (Gilbert & Sullivan operas), dies at 56
  • Apr 11 Ivar Hallström, Swedish composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 19 Alfred Horatio Belo, American newswriter and businessman (b. 1839)
  • Apr 22 William Stubbs, English historian & Anglican bishop of Oxford, dies at 74
  • Apr 27 Richard Redhead, English composer, dies at 81