April 1901 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 5 Under threats from the Ottoman Turkish Government, Bulgaria is forced to arrest the leaders of the Macedonian Committee
  • Apr 7 SDAP demands general voting right, abolishing First Chamber
  • Apr 15 1st British motorized burial
  • Apr 15 Pope Leo XIII issues an allocution deploring hostile actions against the Roman Catholic Church throughout Europe

/flags/philippinesPhilippine Revolution

Apr 19 In the Philippines, recently captured insurgent leader Emilio Aguinaldo issues a proclamation advising his countrymen to end their rebellion and use of peaceful means to work with the US toward independence.

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • Apr 24 1st AL game, Chicago beats Cleveland Blues 8-2, 3 other games rained out
  • Apr 25 New York becomes 1st state requiring automobile license plates ($1 fee)
  • Apr 26 Jimmy Collins, having left the Boston Beaneaters (NL), captains and manages his first game for the Boston Americans (against Baltimore)
  • Apr 29 Antisemitic riot in Budapest

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Whittaker Chambers, American writer, editor, and defector (d. 1961)
  • Apr 5 Alexander Alexeieff, Russian-French painter and graphic artist, born in Kazan, Russia (d. 1982)
  • Apr 5 Chester Bowles, American ambassador and writer (Conscience of a Liberal), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • Apr 6 Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian Catholic (d. 1925)
  • Apr 11 Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer and manufacturer (typewriter), born in Ivrea, Italy (d. 1960)
  • Apr 11 Glenway Wescott, American writer (Apartment in Athens), born in Kewaskum, Wisconsin (d. 1987)
  • Apr 12 Lowell Stockman, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon, born in Helix, Oregon (d. 1962)
  • Apr 13 RenĂ©-Jean Pleven, French premier (1950-52)
  • Apr 13 Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and semanticist (d. 1981)
  • Apr 14 Martin Kessel, German writer, born in Plauen (d. 1990)
  • Apr 16 Leo Poos, nazi police officer (caught Dutch underground agents)
  • Apr 17 George Keyt, Sri Lankan painter, born in Ceylon (d. 1993)
  • Apr 20 Michel Leiris, French cultural anthropologist, born in Paris (d. 1990)
  • Apr 23 E.B. Ford, British ecological geneticist, born in Dalton-in-Furness, Lancashire (d. 1988)
  • Apr 29 George Osborne Sayles, historian

Person of interestHirohito

Apr 29 Hirohito, 124th Emperor of Japan (1926-89), born in Aoyama Palace, Tokyo (d. 1989)

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito
  • Apr 30 Simon Kuznets, Ukrainian-born economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1985)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 1 Francois M Raoult, Fren physicist/chemist (Law of Raoult), dies at 70
  • Apr 19 Alfred Horatio Belo, American newswriter and businessman (b. 1839)
  • Apr 22 William Stubbs, English historian and Anglican bishop of Oxford, dies at 74