April 1896 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 4 Announcement of gold discovery in Yukon
  • Apr 19 Herzl's "The Jewish State" is published

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 3 Douwe Kalma, Dutch literary writer and leader (Young Frisian Movement), born in Boksum, Netherlands (d. 1953)
  • Apr 4 Robert Sherwood, American dramatist (Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Idiot's Delight), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 1955)
  • Apr 4 Tristan Tzara [Samuel Rosenfeld] Romanian-French poet (Approximate Man), born in Moinești, Romania (d. 1963)
  • Apr 11 Léo-Paul Desrosiers, Quebec novelist (Les Engagés du Grand Portage), born in Berthier, Canada (d. 1967)
  • Apr 15 Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
  • Apr 18 C Eugene Wegmann, Swiss geologist (Le Jura plisse)
  • Apr 20 Wop May, Canadian aviator, flying ace in the WWI, born in Carberry, Manitoba, Canada (d. 1952)
  • Apr 21 Henry M de Montherlant, French novelist and stage author (La Reine Morte)
  • Apr 23 Margaret Kennedy, English novelist (The Constant Nymph), born in Hyde Park Gate, London (d. 1967)
  • Apr 27 Wallace Hume Carothers, American chemist and inventor (nylon), born in Burlington, Iowa (d. 1937)
  • Apr 29 Walter Mehring, writer
  • Apr 30 Hans List, Austrian inventor (d. 1996)
  • Apr 30 Anandamayi Ma [Nirmala Sundari], Indian spiritual leader, born in Kheora, British India (now Bangladesh)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 6 23rd US President Benjamin Harrison (63) weds Mary Scott (37) at St Thomas Protestant Episcopal Church in New York City

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison

Deaths in History

  • Apr 22 Thomas Meik, British civil engineer (b. 1812)
  • Apr 27 Henry Parkes, known as the Father of Federation (b. 1815)
  • Apr 28 Heinrich von Treitschke, German historian, dies