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Historical Events In April - 12

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

1828  Jean Henri Appelius, Dutch lawyer/minister of Finance, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1831  Constantin Meunier, Belgian painter/sculptor on this day in history.  

1838  Rebel Col. Samuel Lount and Captain Peter Matthews publicly hanged for treason and sedition during the Rebellion of 1837 in Upper Canada on April - 12.  

1838  On April - 12 john Shaw Billings, US, librarian/army physician  

1839  On this day in history victorin de Joncieres, composer  

1840  On this day in history edmond Audran, composer  

1844  On this day in history texan envoys sign Treaty of Annexation with the United States  

1845  Henry M baron the Kock, officer/politician, dies at 65 on April - 12.  

1849  On April - 12 a De Gasparis discovers asteroid #10 Hygiea  

1851  On this day in history emil Liebling, composer  

1852  On April - 12 [Carl L] Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician  

1856  On April - 12 william M Conway, English historian/explorer (Spitzbergen)  

1857  On April - 12 gustave Flaubert's "Madame Bovary" published  

1858  On April - 12 1st US billiards championship (Michael J Phelan wins in Detroit)  

1859  On this day in history hibernia Savings and Loan Society of SF incorporates  

1859  Hibernia Savings & Loan Society of SF incorporates on this day in history.  

1859  John Emde, German evangelist, dies at about 84 on April - 12.  

1861  On April - 12 fort Sumter, SC is shelled by Confederacy, starting the Civil War  

1861  On this day in history fort Sumter, SC is shelled by Confederacy, starting the Civil War The South is rising  

1861  Fort Sumter, SC is shelled by Confederacy, starting Civil War on April - 12.  

1862  On April - 12 james Andrews steals Confederate train (General) at Kennesaw, GA  

1863  -14] Gunboat battle at Bayou Teche Louisiana on this day in history.  

1863  Raul d'Avila Pompeia, Brazilian writer (Boarding School) on this day in history.  

1864  On April - 12 confederate Gen Nathan Bedford Forrest captures Fort Pillow, Tn  

1864  Battle of Blair's Landing LA on this day in history.  

1864  Thomas Green, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 50 on this day in history.  

1869  North Carolina legislature passes anti-Klan Law on April - 12.  

1869  On April - 12 henri-Desire Landru, French sex murderer  

1871  Ioannis Metaxas, Greek general/dictator (1936-41) on April - 12.  

1872  Jesse James gang robs bank in Columbia, Kentucky (1 dead/$1,500) on April - 12.  

1876  Founding of Beaver Steamship Line, formerly the Canadian Shipping Co., with three new iron-screw steamers to replace the old sailing ships; the Montreal to Liverpool service is sold to the CPR in 1903, and is the origin of CP Ships on April - 12.  

1877  British annex Transvaal, in South Africa on this day in history.  

1878  Richard B Goldschmidt, German/US zoologist on April - 12.  

1878  William M "Boss" Tweed, NY politician, dies on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 12

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0812  On April - 12 birth of muhammad at-Taqi, Muslim Shia Imam (d. 835)  

1484  On April - 12 birth of antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (d. 1546)  

1500  Joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German humanist was born on this day in history.  

1526  Muretus, French humanist (d. 1585) was born on this day in history.  

1550  On April - 12 birth of edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, English politician (d. 1604)  

1577  On April - 12 birth of christian IV of Denmark (d. 1648)  

1579  On this day in history birth of francois de Bassompierre, marshal of France  

1626  On April - 12 birth of paul Hainlein, composer  

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Famous Deaths In April - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0065  On April - 12 death of seneca the Younger, Roman philosopher, statesman and dramatist  

0238  Death of Gordian II, heir to the Roman Empire (killed in battle) on this day in history.  

0352  On this day in history julius I, pope (337-52), dies  

0434  On April - 12 death of archbishop Maximianus of Constantinople  

1125  On this day in history death of vladislaus I of Bohemia  

1443  On this day in history death of henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury  

1550  Claude of Lorraine, duke of Guise, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1555  On this day in history johanna de Wanzinnige, Queen of Castilie (1504-20), dies at 75  

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