On This Day

April 1843 in History

Events in History


AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Apr 6 William Wordsworth is appointed British Poet Laureate by Queen Victoria

Poet William Wordsworth
Poet
William Wordsworth
Queen of the United Kingdom Queen Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen Victoria

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Ludwig Enneccerus, German jurist
  • Apr 15 Henry James, American-British author (Turn of the Screw, Bostonians), born in NYC, New York (d. 1916)
  • Apr 25 Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, Grand Duchess of Hesse, born in Buckingham Palace, London (d. 1878)

Weddings in History

  • Apr 23 Samuel Gridley Howe, American physician and educator, marries Julia Ward, American poet and author

Deaths in History

  • Apr 17 Samuel Morey, American inventor (early internal combustion engines and was a pioneer in steamships), dies at 80
  • Apr 28 William Wallace, Scottish mathematician (rights of Wallace), dies at 74