On This Day

April 1870 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 4 Golden Gate Park forms by City Order #800
  • Apr 9 American Anti-Slavery Society dissolves
  • Apr 13 Metropolitan Museum of Art forms in NYC
  • Apr 15 Last day US silver coins allow to circulate in Canada
  • Apr 16 Vaudeville Theatre Strand opens in London

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 4 George Albert Smith, American religious leader, 8th President of Latter-day Saints, born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1951)
  • Apr 7 Gustav Landauer, German socialist
  • Apr 14 Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter, born in Saratov, Russia (d. 1905)
  • Apr 17 Ray Stannard Baker, American journalist (Puliter Prize 1940), born in Lansing, Michigan (d. 1946)
  • Apr 20 Maulvi Abdul Haq, Pakistani scholar, Father of Modern Urdu, born in Hapur, Uttar Pradesh (d. 1961)

Person of interestVladimir Lenin

Apr 22 Vladimir Lenin [Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov], Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader, born in Simbirsk, Russia (d. 1924)

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin

Deaths in History

  • Apr 1 Patrick Gass, American soldier and sergeant of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, dies at 98
  • Apr 4 Heinrich Gustav Magnus, German chemist and physicist (b. 1802)
  • Apr 15 Emma Willard, American women's rights activist & educator who founded the 1st school for women's higher education in the US, dies at 83
  • Apr 16 Anatoli O Demidov, Russian ruler of Donato/traveller, dies
  • Apr 17 Marie-Caroline of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Berry, Italian princess of the House of Bourbon, dies at 71
  • Apr 19 Andreas Schelfhout, painter/etcher/lithographer, dies at 83