Historical Events in April 1827

  • Apr 2 US inventor Joseph Dixon of Salem, Massachusetts, begins manufacturing lead pencils
  • Apr 7 English chemist John Walker invents wooden matches

Historic Event

Apr 10 George Canning becomes British Prime Minister upon the resignation of Robert Jenkinson, lives to serve only 119 days

  • Apr 23 Irish mathematician and astronomer William Rowan Hamilton presents his Theory of Systems of Rays