April 1891 in History

Events in History

Event of Interest

Apr 1 French painter Paul Gauguin leaves Marseille for Tahiti

  • Apr 1 London-Paris telephone connection opens
  • Apr 1 The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Apr 7 Nebraska introduces 8 hour work day
  • Apr 11 8-year old Jewish tailor's daughter disappears in Greece, rumor spreads that she was a Christian girl ritually killed by Jews
  • Apr 23 Jews are expelled from Moscow, Russia

Event of Interest

Apr 25 US President Benjamin Harrison visits San Francisco

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 2 Max Ernst, German-French surrealist painter and sculptor (founded surrealism), born in Brühl, German Empire (d. 1976)
  • Apr 7 Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish carpenter, inventor, and toy maker (Lego Group), born in Filskov, Denmark (d. 1958)
  • Apr 13 Maurice Buckley, Australian soldier and winner of the Victoria Cross, born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1921)
  • Apr 13 Nellallitea "Nella" Larsen [Nellie Walker], African-American Harlem Renaissance novelist (Quicksand, Passing), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1964)

B.R. Ambedkar (1891-1956)

Apr 14 Indian politician, jurist (architect of the Constitution of India) and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist Movement, born in Mhow, India

  • Apr 19 Ricardo Bacchelli, Italian playwright and poet (La Ronda), born in Bologna, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1985)
  • Apr 22 Ferdinando Nicola Sacco, Italian anarchist (Sacco and Vanzetti Trial), born in Torremaggiore, Italy (d. 1927)
  • Apr 22 Harold Jeffreys, English mathematician (Theory of Probability) and geophysicist, born in County Durham, England (d. 1989)
  • Apr 22 Vittorio Jano, Italian automobile designer, born in San Giorgio Canavese, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1965)
  • Apr 30 Watze Cuperus, Frisian author (Swart mar leaflik), born in Blije, Netherlands (d. 1966)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 3 Joseph Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian politician and literary figure, dies at 73

P. T. Barnum (1810-1891)

Apr 7 American circus promoter and showman (Barnum & Bailey), dies at 80

  • Apr 24 Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Prussian general and fieldmarshal, dies at 90
  • Apr 25 Nathaniel Woodard, English educationalist (b. 1811)
  • Apr 29 Armistead Lindsay Long, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 65