On This Day

Birthdays in History in April 1850

  • Apr 8 William H. Welch, American pathologist who founded John Hopkins Hospital, born in Norfolk, Connecticut (d. 1934)
  • Apr 13 Arthur Matthew Weld Downing, British mathematician and astronomer, born in County Carlow, Ireland (d. 1917)
  • Apr 15 John Munro Longyear, American capitalist and developer of timber and mineral lands, born in Lansing, Michigan (d. 1922)
  • Apr 16 Herbert Baxter Adams, American historian (American Historical Association), born in Shutesbury, Massachusetts (d. 1901)
  • Apr 19 Edward John Gregory, British painter and engraver, born in Southampton, England (d. 1909)
  • Apr 20 Daniel Chester French, American sculptor (Minute Man), born in Exeter, New Hampshire (d. 1931)
  • Apr 27 Hans Hartwig von Beseler, German Colonel General, born in Greifswald, Prussia (d. 1921)