On This Day

Historical Events in April 1881

  • Apr 1 Anti-Jewish riots in Jerusalem
  • Apr 1 Kingdom post office in Netherlands opens

Historic Event

Apr 2 Sixth Impressionist Exhibition opens in Paris organized by Edgar Degas and showing his famous "Little Dancer of Fourteen Years", the only sculpture shown in his lifetime

  • Apr 5 Transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty
  • Apr 11 Spelman College founded as Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary in basement of Friendship Baptist Church, Atlanta
  • Apr 14 The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight in El Paso, Texas.
  • Apr 16 In Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle
  • Apr 18 Natural History Museum opens in South Kensington, England
  • Apr 23 Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "Patience" premieres at The Opera Comique, London
  • Apr 25 250,000 Germans petition to bar foreign Jews from entering Germany
  • Apr 27 Pogroms against Russian Jews start in Elisabethgrad
  • Apr 28 French troops sent into Tunisia

Historic Event

Apr 28 Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Lincoln, New Mexico