On This Day

April 1846 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 25 Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican-American War

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 4 Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (Les Chants de Maldoror), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1870)
  • Apr 4 Raoul Pictet, Swiss physicist who invented liquid nitrogen and was a pioneer of cryogenics, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1929)
  • Apr 26 Giuseppe Arimondi, Italian general who fought in the Italo-Ethiopian War, born in Savigliano (d. 1896)
  • Apr 28 Johann Oskar Backlund, Swedish-Russian astronomer (planets/asteroids), born in Länghem, Sweden (d. 1916)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 4 Solomon Sibley, American senator from Michigan Territory (b. 1769)