Today in History for April 1857

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 6 of 6

1st - Herman Melville publishes The Confidence-Man.
12th - Gustave Flaubert's "Madame Bovary" published
21st - Alexander Douglas patents the bustle
27th - Establishment of Jewish congregations in Lower Austria prohibited
29th - US Army, Pacific Div HQ permanently forms at Presidio (SF)
30th - San Jose State University forms

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 11 of 11

5th - Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg, ruler of Bulgaria (1879-86)
10th - Henry Ernest Dudeney, mathematician/puzzle maker
14th - Edgar Stillman Kelley, Sparta Wisconsin, composer (Gulliver)
18th - Clarence S Darrow, defense attorney at Scopes monkey trial
19th - Lucien Levy-Bruhl, philosopher
20th - Charles LP "Philip" Zilcken, painter/author (HW Knife Day)
20th - Hermann Bang, writer
23rd - Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (I pagliacci/Zaza)
29th - Edouard Rod, France/Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e)
29th - Frantisek Ondricek, composer
30th - Eugen Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (d. 1940)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 1 of 1

8th - Mangal Pandey, Indian soldier (b. 1827)

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