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April 1858 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 10 "Big Ben", a 13.76 tonne bell, is recast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Apr 14 Abolitionist John Brown meets Harriet Tubman at a Constitutional Convention convened in Chatham, Ontario

Abolitionist John Brown
Abolitionist
John Brown
Abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Abolitionist
Harriet Tubman
  • Apr 15 Battle of Azimghur, Mexicans defeat Spanish loyalists
  • Apr 16 The Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is wound up

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Arnold Aletrino, Dutch physician-criminologist/author (From Life)
  • Apr 1 Gaetano Mosca, Italian sociologist (Circulation of Elite)
  • Apr 3 Matthew Ricketts, 1st African American man elected to Neb State Legislature, born in Henry County, Kentucky (d. 1917)
  • Apr 4 Remy de Gourmont, French poet, born in Bazoches-en-Houlmes, France (d. 1915)
  • Apr 7 Adrien H Gerhard, Dutch socialist politician (SDAP)
  • Apr 15 Émile Durkheim, French sociologist (Division du travail social), born in Épinal, France (d. 1917)
  • Apr 23 Max Planck, German physicist, father of Quantum Physics (Planck Constant, Nobel 1918), born in Kiel, Duchy of Holstein (d. 1947)
  • Apr 30 Mary Dimmick Harrison, 1st lady (1889-1893) as second wife of the 23rd United States president Benjamin Harrison, born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania (d. 1948)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 28 Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist, dies at 56