April 1860 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 2 1st Italian Parliament meets at Turin

Pony Express

Apr 3 Pony Express began between St Joseph, Missouri & Sacramento, California

  • Apr 6 Joseph Smith III, creates the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by reorganizing the previous church organized by his father, Joseph Smith, Jr.
  • Apr 7 Grand duke Frederik I liberalizes laws in Bathe
  • Apr 9 Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville uses his phonautograph to make a 10-second recording of "Au Clair de la Lune"
  • Apr 13 1st Pony Express reaches Sacramento, California
  • Apr 14 1st Pony Express rider arrives in San Francisco from St Joseph, Missouri
  • Apr 23 Democratic convention in Charleston, South Carolina divided over slavery

Historic Event

Apr 27 Thomas Jackson is assigned to command Harpers Ferry

  • Apr 30 Navaho indians attack Fort Defiance (Canby)

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 3 Frederik Willem van Eeden, Dutch utopian writer (Walden), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1932)
  • Apr 6 René Lalique, French jewel designer
  • Apr 7 Will Keith "W.K." Kellogg, American cereal manufacturer (Kellogg's cereal brand), born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 1951)
  • Apr 13 James Ensor, Flemish painter and etcher (De lampenjongen), born in Ostend, Belgium (d. 1949)
  • Apr 20 Charles Gordon Curtis, American inventor (Curtis-steam turbine), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1953)
  • Apr 20 Pieter Jelles Troelstra, Dutch politician (SDAP), born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1930)
  • Apr 29 Lorado Taft, American sculptor (Black Hawk), born in Elmwood, Illinois (d. 1936)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 16 Carolina, duchess of Berry/daughter of crown prince of Naples, dies