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 This day in History - April 4
440 Historic Events for April 4
1786

John Franklin, British explorer (Arctic)

Birth
1792

Thaddeus Stevens, US Radical Republican congressional leader (Rep-R)

Birth
1802

Dorothea Dix, US, aroused interest in treatment of mental inmates

Birth
1804

Joseph Fischhof, composer

Birth
1806

Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer, composer, dies at 84

Death
1807

Joseph J‚r“me Le Francais de Lalande, French astronomer, dies

Death
1809

Benjamin Pierce, US mathematician/astronomer

Birth
1814

John Blair Smith Todd, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1872

Birth
1817

John Wilson Sprague, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1893

Birth
1817

Prince d'Essing, dies

Death
1817

Andr‚ Mass‚na Duc de Rivoli, soldier, dies

Death
1818

Congress decided US flag is 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars

Event
1820

Charles Devens Jr, Major General, Bvt (Union volunteers), died in 1891

Birth
1821

Linus Yale, US, portrait painter/inventor (Yale cylinder lock)

Birth
1823

Karl Wilhelm Siemens, inventor (laid undersea cables)

Birth
1823

Robert Byington Mitchell, Brig General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1826

Z‚nobe Th‚ophile Gramme, inventor (electric motor)

Birth
1828

Margaret Oliphant, Scotland, novelist/biographer (Beleaguered City)

Birth
1828

Casparus van Wooden patents chocolate milk powder (Amsterdam)

Event
1831

Edward Cary Walthall, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1898

Birth
1832

Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle reaches Rio de Janeiro

Event
1832

Jose Echegaray y Elizaguirre, playwright/scientist (Teatro Escogido)

Birth
1836

Jerome Hopkins, composer

Birth
1841

William Henry Harrison, becomes 1st pres to die in office, at 68

Death
1843

Hans Richter, composer

Birth