On This Day

Historical Events in April 1860

  • Apr 2 1st Italian Parliament meets at Turin

Pony Express

Apr 3 Pony Express began between St Joseph, Missouri & Sacramento, California

  • Apr 6 Joseph Smith III, creates the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by reorganizing the previous church organized by his father, Joseph Smith, Jr.
  • Apr 7 Grand duke Frederik I liberalizes laws in Bathe
  • Apr 9 Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville uses his phonautograph to make a 10-second recording of "Au Clair de la Lune"
  • Apr 13 1st Pony Express reaches Sacramento, California
  • Apr 14 1st Pony Express rider arrives in San Francisco from St Joseph, Missouri

Boxing Match That Went for 42 Rounds

Apr 17 Champion of England Tom Sayers and American John Heenan fight out brutal 2 hour, 27 minute draw near Farnborough, England; police stop fight acknowledged as first world title bout

  • Apr 23 Democratic convention in Charleston, South Carolina divided over slavery

Historic Event

Apr 27 Thomas Jackson is assigned to command Harpers Ferry

  • Apr 30 Navaho indians attack Fort Defiance (Canby)