April 1888 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 16 Drentse & Friese peat cutters go on strike in the Netherlands

Meeting of Interest

Apr 29 Old Kavallison, Congo: Henry Morton Stanley meets Emin Pasha

  • Apr 30 1888 Moradabad hailstorm: hail stones allegedly as big as oranges kill 246 people and some 1600 sheep and cattle in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 4 Zdzisław Żygulski, Sr., Polish literary historian, born in Przemyśl, Poland (d. 1975)
  • Apr 5 Franklin Van Valkenburgh, United States Navy officer (Captain of USS Arizona), Medal of Honor recipient, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1941)
  • Apr 6 Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet and writer (Svarta Ballader), born in Skattlösberg, Sweden (d. 1920)
  • Apr 8 Dennis Chavez, American politician, 1st US Hispanic Senator elected to serve full term, born in Los Chavez, New Mexico Territory (d. 1964)
  • Apr 9 Sol Hurok, American theatrical impresario, born in Pogar, Chernigov Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1974)
  • Apr 15 Maximilian Kronberger, German poet, born in Berlin (d. 1904)
  • Apr 18 Arnold Lunn, British skier (created the modern Alpine slalom race), born in Madras, India (d. 1974)
  • Apr 23 Georges Vanier, French Canadian soldier and 19th Governor General of Canada, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1967)

Harry CrerarHarry Crerar (1888-1965)

Apr 28 Canadian WWI and WWII general (First Canadian Army), born in Hamilton, Ontario

  • Apr 30 John Crowe Ransom, American poet and critic (God Without Thunder), born in Pulaski, Tennessee (d. 1974)

Weddings in History

Henry Ford

Apr 11 Industrialist Henry Ford (24) weds Clara Jane Bryant (22) in Greenfield Township, Michigan

Deaths in History

  • Apr 6 Thomas Green Clemson, American politician and founder of Clemson University, dies at 80

Matthew ArnoldMatthew Arnold (1822-1888)

Apr 15 English poet and critic (Dover Beach), dies at 65

  • Apr 16 Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist and chemist, dies at 42
  • Apr 18 Roscoe Conkling, American politician (U.S. Senator from New York 1867-81), dies at 58