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Historical Events In April - 12

Friday, 03 July 2020

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

1831  Constantin Meunier, Belgian painter/sculptor on April - 12.  

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 April - 12 edmond Audran, composer  

1844  On April - 12 texan envoys sign Treaty of Annexation with the United States  

1845  Henry M baron the Kock, officer/politician, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1849  A De Gasparis discovers asteroid #10 Hygiea on this day in history.  

1851  Emil Liebling, composer on April - 12.  

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

1856  William M Conway, English historian/explorer (Spitzbergen) on this day in history.  

1857  Gustave Flaubert's "Madame Bovary" published on this day in history.  

1858  1st US billiards championship (Michael J Phelan wins in Detroit) on this day in history.  

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

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

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  On this day in history fort Sumter, SC is shelled by Confederacy, starting Civil War  

1862  James Andrews steals Confederate train (General) at Kennesaw, GA on this day in history.  

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

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

1864  On this day in history confederate Gen Nathan Bedford Forrest captures Fort Pillow, Tn  

1864  On this day in history battle of Blair's Landing LA  

1864  On this day in history thomas Green, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 50  

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

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

1871  On April - 12 ioannis Metaxas, Greek general/dictator (1936-41)  

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 this day in history.  

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

1878  On April - 12 richard B Goldschmidt, German/US zoologist  

1878  William M "Boss" Tweed, NY politician, dies on April - 12.  

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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 this day in history birth of antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (d. 1546)  

1500  Joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German humanist was born on April - 12.  

1526  On April - 12 birth of muretus, French humanist (d. 1585)  

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  Francois de Bassompierre, marshal of France was born on April - 12.  

1626  Paul Hainlein, composer was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0065  Death of Seneca the Younger, Roman philosopher, statesman and dramatist on this day in history.  

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

0352  Julius I, pope (337-52), dies on this day in history.  

0434  On April - 12 death of archbishop Maximianus of Constantinople  

1125  On April - 12 death of vladislaus I of Bohemia  

1443  Death of Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury on April - 12.  

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

1555  On April - 12 johanna de Wanzinnige, Queen of Castilie (1504-20), dies at 75  

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