On This Day

April 1844 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 12 Texan envoys sign Treaty of Annexation with the United States

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 16 Anatole France [Jacques Anatole Thibault], French writer (Thaïs, Wickerwork Woman, Nobel 1921), born in Paris (d. 1924)
  • Apr 22 Lewis Powell, American Confederate soldier who was part of the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln and who attempted to kill Secretary of State William H. Seward, born in Randolph, Alabama (d. 1865)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 4 Charles Bulfinch, 1st US pro architect (Mass State House), dies at 80