On This Day

Historical Events in April 1854

Historic Publication

Apr 1 "Hard Times" begins serialisation in Charles Dickens magazine, "Household Words"

Music Premiere

Apr 16 Franz Liszt's symphonic poem "Mazeppa" premieres at the Court Theatre in Weimar

  • Apr 16 San Salvador destroyed by earthquake
  • Apr 16 Steamer "Long Beach" sinks off Long Beach, NY, 311 die
  • Apr 29 Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, receives its charter from Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, making it the 1st degree-granting Black college in US