On This Day

April 1854 in History

Events in History


Book releaseHistoric Publication

Apr 1 Hard Times begins serialisation in Charles Dickens magazine, "Household Words"

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens
  • Apr 16 San Salvador destroyed by earthquake
  • Apr 16 Steamer "Long Beach" sinks off Long Beach, NY, 311 die
  • Apr 29 Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, receives its charter from Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, making it the 1st degree-granting Black college in US

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Bill Traylor, American artist (d. 1949)
  • Apr 13 Richard T. Ely, American economist and author (Hard Times), born in Ripley, New York (d. 1943)
  • Apr 21 Eusapia Palladino, Italian spiritual medium, born in Minervino Murge, Apulia (d. 1918)
  • Apr 21 William Stang, German Roman Catholic Bishop, born in Bad Schönborn, Germany (d. 1907)
  • Apr 22 Henri La Fontaine, Belgian international lawyer (Nobel 1913), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1943)
  • Apr 29 Henri Poincaré, French mathematician (Poincaré conjecture), born in Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France (d. 1912)

Weddings in History


LovePerson of Interest

Apr 24 Austria's Franz Joseph I marries Elisabeth A E "Sissi"

Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph I
Austro-Hungarian Emperor
Franz Joseph I

Deaths in History

  • Apr 6 William Strickland, US architect, dies
  • Apr 11 Karl Adolph von Basedow, German artist (Ziekte van Basedow), dies at 55
  • Apr 15 Arthur Aikin, English scientist & writer (b. 1773)
  • Apr 19 Robert Jameson, Scottish naturalist (b. 1774)
  • Apr 22 Nicolás Bravo, Mexican politician & soldier, dies at 67
  • Apr 29 Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English general, dies at 85