On This Day

April 1855 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 21 1st train crosses Mississippi River's 1st bridge, from Rock Island, Illinois to Davenport, Iowa
  • Apr 28 1st veterinary college in US incorporated in Boston

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 9 Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author and poet, born in Kuzmice, Topoľčany District, Slovakia (d. 1889)
  • Apr 18 Abraham Bredius, Dutch art historian (Jan Steen), born in Amsterdam (d. 1946)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 13 Henry De la Beche, English geologist, dies at 59
  • Apr 18 Jean-Baptiste Isabey, French painter, dies at 88