Historical Events in April 1831

  • Apr 7 Brazilian Emperor Dom Pedro abdicates, leaving his six-year old son, Dom Pedro II head of state as Prince Imperial

The Lewis Chess Pieces

Apr 11 The 12th century Lewis chess pieces are exhibited at the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, shortly after their rediscovery in a sand bank on the Scottish Isle of Lewis

  • Apr 14 Soldiers marching on a bridge in Manchester, England, cause it to collapse.