April 1831 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 7 Brazilian Emperor Dom Pedro abdicates, leaving his six-year old son, Dom Pedro II head of state as Prince Imperial
  • Apr 14 Soldiers marching on a bridge in Manchester, England, cause it to collapse.

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 4 Edward Cary Walthall, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1898)
  • Apr 8 Allard Pierson, Dutch theologist, philosopher and art historian, born in Amsterdam (d. 1896)
  • Apr 12 Constantin Meunier, Belgian painter and sculptor, born in Etterbeek, Belgium (d. 1905)
  • Apr 12 George B. Anderson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Hillsborough, North Carolina (d. 1862)

Grenville M. DodgeGrenville M. Dodge (1831-1916)

Apr 12 American railroad engineer (Transcontinental Railroad-Union Pacific) and Major General (Union Army), born in Danvers, Massachusetts

  • Apr 14 Gerhard Rohlfs, German explorer and ambassador in Abyssinia, born in Vegesack, Bremen, Germany (d. 1896)
  • 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, dies at 65
  • Apr 20 John Abernethy, English surgeon, dies at 67