On This Day

Historical Events in April 1894

  • Apr 5 11 strikers killed in riot at Connellsville, Penn

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Apr 9 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 5th Symphony in B in Graz

Composer Anton Bruckner
Composer
Anton Bruckner
  • Apr 12 British & Belgian secret accord on dividing Central Africa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 14 1st public showing of Thomas Edison's kinetoscope (moving pictures)

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison

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Apr 19 Jules Massenet's opera "Werther" premieres in NYC

Composer Jules Massenet
Composer
Jules Massenet
  • Apr 20 136,000 mine workers strike in Ohio for pay increase

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 21 George Bernard Shaw's "Arms & the Man" premieres in London

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Apr 24 French cyclist Henri Desgrange rides 100km in a world record time of 2:39:18

Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France Henri Desgrange
Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France
Henri Desgrange
  • Apr 24 Phillies Lave Cross hits for cycle vs Bkln Dodgers
  • Apr 29 The 500-strong Commonwealth of Christ (Coxey's Army) arrives in Washington, D.C., to protest against unemployment; Coxey arrested for trespassing at Capitol