On This Day

Historical Events in April 1857

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Apr 1 Herman Melville publishes The Confidence-Man

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville
  • Apr 12 Gustave Flaubert's novel "Madame Bovary" published
  • Apr 21 Alexander Douglas patents the bustle
  • Apr 27 Establishment of Jewish congregations in Lower Austria prohibited
  • Apr 29 US Army, Pacific Div HQ permanently forms at Presidio (San Francisco)
  • Apr 30 San Jose State University forms