On This Day

April 1875 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 25 Latest date for measurable snow in NYC (3")

Birthdays in History


Person of interestEdgar Wallace

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)

  • Apr 8 Albert I, King of Belgium (1909-34), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1934)
  • Apr 13 Ray Lyman Wilbur, American politician and 3rd President of Stanford University, born in Boonesboro, Iowa (d. 1949)
  • Apr 15 Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker, Dutch playwright and novelist (Poverty), born in Amsterdam (d. 1966)
  • Apr 18 Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, Croatian writer (The Brave Adventures of Lapitch), born in Ogulin, Croatian Military Frontier, Austria-Hungary (d. 1938)
  • Apr 27 André Baillon, Belgian-French author (Un homme si simple), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1932)
  • Apr 29 Rafael Sabatini, Italian-British writer (The Sea Hawk), born in Iesi, Italy (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)