On This Day

April 1871 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 1 New Constitution adopted by the German Empire
  • Apr 10 William Hammond Hall's maps & surveys of Golden Gate Park accepted
  • Apr 14 Canada sets denominations of currency as dollars, cents, & mills
  • Apr 20 US 3rd Enforcement Act (President can suspend writ of habeas corpus)
  • Apr 22 All German Jews emancipated after the German Constitution adopted by its last state Bavaria
  • Apr 23 Blossom Rock in San Francisco Bay blown up
  • Apr 30 The Camp Grant Massacre of Apaches in Arizona Territory, perpetrated by white & Mexican adventurers; 144 die

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 3 Jose Juan Tablada, Mexican poet (El Florilegio), born in Mexico City (d. 1941)
  • Apr 5 Mirko Seljan, Croatian explorer, born in Karlovac, Croatia (d. 1913)
  • Apr 6 Alexander, grandson of England's Queen Victoria
  • Apr 8 Clarence Hudson White, American photographer, born in Newark, Ohio (d. 1925)
  • Apr 12 Ioannis Metaxas, Greek general and dictator (1936-41), born in Ithaca, Greece (d. 1941)
  • Apr 16 John Millington Synge, Irish dramatist and poet (Riders to the Sea), born in Rathfarnham, County Dublin, Ireland (d. 1909)
  • Apr 29 William Stern, German-American philosopher (Intelligence of Children), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1938)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 7 Alexander, grandson of English queen Victoria, dies at 1 day old
  • Apr 7 Wilhelm Freiherr von Tegetthoff, Aus adm (Helgoland/Lissa), dies at 43
  • Apr 7 Alexander Lloyd, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1805)
  • Apr 18 Omar Pasha [Michael Lats], Croatian governor, dies at 64
  • Apr 21 Elisabeth Grube, writer, dies
  • Apr 29 John Gelinde van Blom, Fries notary/author, dies at 75