On This Day

April 2, 1827 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • US inventor Joseph Dixon of Salem, Massachusetts, begins manufacturing lead pencils

Birthdays in History

  • William Holman Hunt, English painter (Light of the World), born in Cheapside, London (d. 1910)

Deaths in History

  • Ludwig Heinrich Bojanus, German physician and naturalist (b. 1776)