Historical Events in April 1882

Historic Event

Apr 3 American outlaw Jesse James is shot in the back of the head and killed by fellow gang member Robert Ford at home in St. Joseph, Missouri

  • Apr 3 Wood block alarm invented, when alarm rang, it dropped 20 wood blocks
  • Apr 10 Captain William Matson founds his shipping company (San Francisco & Hawaii)
  • Apr 13 Anti-Semitic League forms in Prussia

Historic Event

Apr 29 The "Elektromote" - forerunner of the trolleybus - is tested by Werner von Siemens in Berlin