On This Day

April 1852 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 19 California Historical Society forms

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Apr 29 1st edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus published

Lexicographer and Inventor Peter Mark Roget
Lexicographer and Inventor
Peter Mark Roget

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Edward Austin Abbey, American painter (Quest of the Holy Grail)
  • Apr 12 Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician (Proving π is a transcendental number), born in Hannover, German Confederation (d. 1939)
  • Apr 13 Frank W. Woolworth, American businessman, founder of F. W. Woolworth Co, born in Rodman, New York (d. 1919)
  • Apr 18 George Clausen, English painter, born in London (d. 1944)
  • Apr 22 Guillaume IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1905-12), born in Biebrich Palace, Wiesbaden, Duchy of Nassau (d. 1912)
  • Apr 23 Edwin Markham, American poet (1st winner of American Acad of Poets Award 1937), born in Oregon City, Oregon (d. 1940)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 2 Theodor Althaus, writer, dies
  • Apr 19 Vasili A Zjukovski, Russian folk poet/translator (Homerus), dies at 69
  • Apr 21 Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (b. 1787)
  • Apr 24 Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (b. 1783)