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 This day in History - April 4
440 Historic Events for April 4
1844

Charles Bulfinch, 1st US pro architect (Mass State House), dies at 80

Death
1850

City of Los Angeles incorporated

Event
1858

R‚my de Gourmont, French critic/writer (Physique de L'amour)

Birth
1859

Opera "Dinorah" is produced (Paris)

Event
1862

US begins Peninsular Campaign aimed at capturing Richmond

Event
1862

Battle of Yorktown begins

Event
1862

Harmen S Sytstra, Dutch poet/editor (Iduna), dies at 45

Death
1864

Skirmish at Elkin's Ford (Little Missouri River), Arkansas

Event
1865

Lee's army arrives at Amelia Courthouse

Event
1866

George P Baker, US playwright (47 Workshop)

Birth
1870

George A Smith, Salt Lake City Utah, 8th pres of Mormon church

Birth
1870

Golden Gate Park forms by City Order #800

Event
1872

Nikolai Amani, composer

Birth
1872

Pauline de Haan-Manifarges, Dutch singer

Birth
1875

Samuel S Hinds, Brooklyn NY

Birth
1875

Jozef Szulc, composer

Birth
1875

Pierre Monteux, Paris France, conductor (Boston Symph Orch 1919-24)

Birth
1876

Maurice de Vlaminck, Paris, Fauvist painter (Village in the Snow)

Birth
1879

Gabriel Groulez, composer

Birth
1881

Charles Funk, Ohio, Encylopediest (Funk and Wagnalls)

Birth
1882

Mary Howe, composer

Birth
1884

Isoroku Yamamoto, admiral/supreme commander of Japanese fleet

Birth
1887

Susanna Medora Salter elected 1st US woman mayor (Argonia, KS)

Event
1888

Tris Speaker, baseball great, hit more doubles than Pete Rose

Birth
1889

Thomas T H Jorissen, historian, dies at 56

Death