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Events in History in April 1849

InventionHistoric Invention

Apr 10 Safety pin patented by Walter Hunt (NYC); sold rights for $400

Inventor Walter Hunt
Inventor
Walter Hunt
  • Apr 14 Hungary declares itself independent of Austria with Louis Kossuth as its leader

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 23 Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky and members of the Petrashevsky Circle are arrested in St. Petersburg

  • Apr 25 The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal's English population and triggering the Montreal Riots.