On This Day

Deaths in History in April 1878

  • Apr 1 John Corry Wilson Daly, Canadian politician (b. 1796)
  • Apr 4 Richard Brewer, American gunslinger/cowboy (b. 1850)

Person of interestBoss Tweed

Apr 12 William Magear Tweed "Boss Tweed", American politician and corrupt New York fraudster, dies in prison of pneumonia at 55

Politician and Businessman Boss Tweed
Politician and Businessman
Boss Tweed
  • Apr 23 Friedrich Preller the elder, German landscape painter, dies at 73
  • Apr 25 Anna Sewell, English author (Black Beauty), dies at 58