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.