April 1875 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 17 Modern Snooker invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain, a bored British officer in Jabalpur, India
  • Apr 25 Latest date for measurable snow in NYC (3")

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Edgar Wallace, English novelist, playwright and journalist (The Terror, The Four Just Men) who created King Kong, born in Greenwich, England (d. 1932)

Person of interestWalter Chrysler

Apr 2 Walter Chrysler, American founder of car company Chrysler, born in Wamego, Kansas (d. 1940)

Founder of Chrysler Walter Chrysler
Founder of Chrysler
Walter Chrysler
  • Apr 5 Mistinguett, French vaudeville performer (d. 1956)
  • Apr 8 Albert I LCMM von Saksen-Coburg, king of Belgium (1909-34)
  • Apr 13 Ray Lyman Wilbur, U.S. university president and politician (d. 1949)
  • Apr 15 Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker, Dutch playwright/novelist (Poverty)
  • Apr 18 Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic, Croatian writer (d. 1938)
  • Apr 27 Andre Baillon, Belgian/French author (Un homme si simple)
  • Apr 29 Rafael Sabatini, Italian/British writer (d. 1950)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 7 Georg Herwegh, writer, dies at 57
  • Apr 11 Heinrich Schwabe, discoverer (11-year sunspot cycle), dies
  • Apr 25 Trinley Gyatso, 12th Dalai Lama of Tibet, dies at 18
  • Apr 30 Jean Frederic Waldeck, French explorer, lithographer, and cartographer (b. 1766)