April 1847 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 5 Birkenhead Park, the first civic public park, opens in Birkenhead, England, designed by Joseph Paxton
  • Apr 14 Persia & Ottoman Turkey sign 2nd Treaty of Erzurum
  • Apr 28 George B. Vashon becomes 1st African American to enter New York State Bar

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Jules-Nicolas Crevaux, French naval doctor and explorer (French Guiana and the Amazon), born in Lorquin, France (d. 1882)
  • Apr 7 J. P. [Jens Peter] Jacobsen, Danish writer (Niels Lyhne), born in Thisted, Jutland (d. 1885)

Joseph PulitzerJoseph Pulitzer (1847-1911)

Apr 10 Hungarian-American publisher (St Louis Post-Dispatch, NY World) and Democratic politician whose bequest founded the Columbia School of Journalism and the Pulitzer Prize, born in Mak├│, Kingdom of Hungary

  • Apr 13 Cornelis Pijnacker Hordijk, Dutch jurist and Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1888-93), born in Wadenoijen, Netherlands (d. 1908)
  • Apr 16 Hans Auer, Swiss-Austrian architect, born in W├Ądenswil, Switerland (d. 1906)

Deaths in History

Archduke CharlesArchduke Charles (1771-1847)

Apr 30 Duke of Teschen, Austrian field marshal during the Napoleonic wars, dies at 75