On This Day

Famous Deaths in April 1878

  • Apr 1 Eugene Gautier, composer, dies at 56
  • Apr 1 John Corry Wilson Daly, Canadian politician (b. 1796)
  • Apr 4 Richard Brewer, American gunslinger/cowboy (b. 1850)
  • Apr 5 Wilhelm Speyer, German violinist and composer, dies at 87

Person of interestBoss Tweed

Apr 12 William Magear Tweed "Boss Tweed", American politician and corrupt New York fraudster, dies in prison of pneumonia at 55

Politician and Businessman Boss Tweed
Politician and Businessman
Boss Tweed
  • Apr 21 Temistocle Solera, composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 23 Friedrich Preller, landscape painter, dies
  • Apr 25 Anna Sewell, English author (Black Beauty), dies at 58