Historical Events in April 1848

  • Apr 3 Thomas Douglas becomes 1st public teacher in San Francisco

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Apr 3 German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt is seen for the last time at McPherson's Station, Coogoon, before he disappears on the same expedition to reach the Swan River in Australia

Explorer and Naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt
Explorer and Naturalist
Ludwig Leichhardt
  • Apr 6 Jews of Prussia granted equality
  • Apr 8 1st battle at Gioto: Sardinia-Piemonte beats Austrians
  • Apr 8 Battle at Xaquixaguana, Peru: Pedro de la Gasca beats Gonzalo Pizarro
  • Apr 11 Hungary becomes constitutional monarchy under King Ferdinand of Austria
  • Apr 18 American victory at the battle of Cerro Gordo opens the way for invasion of Mexico

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Apr 26 Alfred Russel Wallace departs the U.K. for South America, beginning four years of travel, collecting, and research in the region

Naturalist, biologist, and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace
Naturalist, biologist, and explorer
Alfred Russel Wallace
  • Apr 28 Slavery abolished in French colonies