On This Day

April 1842 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 13 Lord Rosse successfully casts 72" (183-cm) mirror for a telescope

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 3 Ulric Dahlgren, American Colonel (Union Army), born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)
  • Apr 4 Edouard Lucas, French mathematician (Lucas sequences), born in Amiens, France (d. 1891)
  • Apr 8 Elizabeth Bacon Custer, American author, public speaker and wife of George Armstrong Custer, born in Monroe, Michigan (d. 1933)
  • Apr 17 Maurice Rouvier, French statesman and Prime Minister of France (1905–06), born in Aix-en-Provence, France (d. 1911)
  • Apr 18 Antero Tarquínio de Quental, Portuguese poet (Beatrice), born in Ponta Delgada, Portugal (d. 1891)
  • Apr 25 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer and poet (Il santo, Leila), born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 1911)
  • Apr 28 Gaston of Orleans, Count of Eu, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1922)

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 12 Sardinia king Victor Emmanuel II (22) weds queen Adelaide of Austria (20) at Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi

King of Sardinia and Italy Victor Emmanuel II
King of Sardinia and Italy
Victor Emmanuel II

Deaths in History

  • Apr 7 Henrik Anker Bjerregaard, Norwegian writer and poet (Fjeldeventyret), dies at 50
  • Apr 11 John England, bishop of Charleston Carolina, dies