On This Day

Historical Events in April 1858

  • Apr 10 "Big Ben", a 13.76 tonne bell, is recast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry
  • Apr 12 1st US billiards championship, Michael J Phelan wins in Detroit

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Apr 14 Abolitionist John Brown meets Harriet Tubman at a Constitutional Convention convened in Chatham, Ontario

Abolitionist John Brown
John Brown
Abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman
  • Apr 15 Battle of Azimghur, Mexicans defeat Spanish loyalists
  • Apr 16 The Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is wound up