On This Day

April 29, 1863 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia (Fredericksburg, Wilderness Tavern)

Birthdays in History

  • Constantine P Cavafy, Egyptian Greek poet, journalist and civil servant, born in Alexandria, Egypt Province, Ottoman Empire (d. 1933)
  • Mary Theresa Ledóchowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic nun (founded the Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver), born in Loosdorf, Lower Austria, Austrian Empire (d. 1922)

Person of interestWilliam Randolph Hearst

William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper publisher (San Francisco Examiner, Seattle P-I), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1951)

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper Publisher
William Randolph Hearst

1863 in History