April 1831 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 7 Dom Pedro abdicates to son, Dom Pedro II crowned emperor of Brazil
  • Apr 14 Soldiers marching on a bridge in Manchester, England, cause it to collapse.

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 4 Edward Cary Walthall, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1898)
  • Apr 8 Allard Pierson, Dutch theologiost/philosopher/art historian/poet
  • Apr 12 Constantin Meunier, Belgian painter/sculptor
  • Apr 12 George Burgwyn Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Apr 12 Grenville Mellen Dodge, American engineer and Major General (Union Army), born in Danvers, Massachusetts (d. 1916)
  • Apr 14 Gerhard Rohlfs, German explorer/ambassador in Abyssinia
  • Apr 22 Alexander McDowell McCook, American Major General (Union Army), born in Columbiana County, Ohio (d. 1903)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 2 Charles Felix, blind King of Sardina (1821-31), dies at 74
  • Apr 19 Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, German mathematician (b. 1765)
  • Apr 20 John Abernethy, English surgeon (b. 1764)