April 1900 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 1 1st edition of Dutch newspaper "The People"
  • Apr 2 1st edition of The Volk published (Amsterdam)
  • Apr 4 Assassination attempt on Prince of Wales, later British King Edward VII when shot by Jean-Baptiste Sipido in protest over Boer war
  • Apr 4 British garrison of Reddersberg surrenders to Boer general De Wet
  • Apr 5 Attempted assassination of Edward Prince of Wales in Brussels, fails

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Apr 11 The first modern submarine designed and built by John Philip Holland is purchased by the U.S. Navy

  • Apr 12 The US Congress passes the Foraker Act, establishing Puerto Rico as an unincorporated territory (effective 1 May)
  • Apr 14 Veteran's Hospital at Ft Miley forms
  • Apr 15 Exposition Universelle (World's Fair) in Paris opens (till 12th Nov)
  • Apr 15 An early 50 mile race is won by an electric car in over 2 hrs
  • Apr 16 US Post Office issues 1st books of postage stamps
  • Apr 17 7 high chiefs of American Samoa sign Instrument of Cession
  • Apr 23 1st know occurrence of word "hillbillie" (NY Journal)
  • Apr 26 AL opener in Cleveland draws 6,500
  • Apr 30 Casey Jones dies heroically in a train wreck at Vaughn, Mississippi, while driving Cannonball Express (immortalized in"Ballad of Casey Jones")

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Robert McDowell, Mayor of Maryborough, Queensland (d. 1988)
  • Apr 2 Roberto Arlt, Argentine writer (d. 1942)
  • Apr 3 Camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon
  • Apr 6 Leo Robin, American writer (Thanks For the Memory)
  • Apr 10 Jean Duvieusart, premier (Belgium 1950)
  • Apr 11 Sandor Marai, Hungarian writer (d. 1989)
  • Apr 13 Pierre Molinier, French painter and photographer (d. 1976)
  • Apr 16 Polly Adler, Russian bordello proprieter/author (House is not a Home)
  • Apr 18 Louise Tazewell, [Louise Skiller Tazewell], entertainer
  • Apr 19 Richard Arthur Warren Hughes, English writer (Fiction as Truth)
  • Apr 19 Roland Michener, Governor General of Canada (d. 1991)
  • Apr 20 Kees Verwey, painter/water colors painter/cartoonist
  • Apr 25 Hubert Miles Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn, British politician and diplomat
  • Apr 25 Wolfgang Pauli, Swiss/Us physicist (Pauli inhibition, Nobel 1945)
  • Apr 26 Charles Richter, Ohio, Earthquakes seismologist (Richter scale)
  • Apr 27 Walter Lantz, animator (Woody Woodpecker's creator)
  • Apr 28 Bruno Apitz, German writer (Nackt unter W├Âlfen, born in Leipzig (d. 1979)
  • Apr 28 Jan Hendrik Oort, Dutch astronomer (hypothesized "Oort Cloud")
  • Apr 28 Maurice Thorez, secretary-general (French Communist Party)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 4 Edward VII, King, assassinated
  • Apr 5 Comte de Villebois-Marevil, French/South African general, dies in battle
  • Apr 24 George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll and Secretary of State for India (1868-74, 1880-85), dies at 76
  • Apr 24 Andrew Smith Hallidie, American inventor and cable car pioneer, dies at 64
  • Apr 30 Casey [John] Jones, American railroad engineer, dies at 36 heroically in Cannonball Express train wreck