April 1893 in history

April 1893 events chronologically

Apr 1 The rank of Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy is established
Apr 6 Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is dedicated by Wilford Woodruff

Top 7 most famous people born in April 1893

Apr 3 Leslie Howard (actor) an English stage and film actor, director, and producer. Probably best remembered for playing Ashley Wilkes in Gone with the Wind , his other films include Berkeley Square , Of Human Bondage , The Scarlet Pimpernel , The Petrified Forest , Pygmalion , Intermezzo , "Pimpernel" Smith and The First of the Few
Apr 11 Dean Acheson an American statesman and lawyer. As United States Secretary of State in the administration of President Harry Truman from 1949 to 1953, he played a central role in defining American foreign policy during the Cold War. Acheson helped design the Marshall Plan and played a central role in the development of the Truman Doctrine and creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Apr 20 Joan Miró a Catalan Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was established in his native city of Barcelona in 1975, and another, the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, was established in his adoptive city of Palma de Mallorca in 1981
Apr 20 Harold Lloyd most famous for his silent comedy films.
Apr 27 Draža Mihailović a Yugoslav Serb general during World War A staunch royalist, he retreated to the mountains near Belgrade when the Germans overran Yugoslavia in April 1941 and there he organized bands of guerrillas known as the Chetnik Detachments of the Yugoslav Army. The organisation is commonly known as the Chetniks, although the name of the organisation was later changed to the Yugoslav Army in the Homeland
Apr 29 Harold Urey an American physical chemist whose pioneering work on isotopes earned him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1934 for the discovery of deuterium. He played a significant role in the development of the atom bomb, but may be most prominent for his contribution to theories on the development of organic life from non-living matter
Apr 30 Joachim von Ribbentrop Foreign Minister of Nazi Germany from 1938 until 1945. A successful businessman, he was appointed German Ambassador to London in 1936

Top 7 most famous people died in April 1893

Apr 4 Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle a French-Swiss botanist, the son of the Swiss botanist P. de Candolle.
Apr 8 August Czartoryski a Prince of the Polish Czartoryski family, born in Paris during the family's exile. A sickly child, he spent much of his youth being shuttled to various health spas. He was accompanied and tutored by a Polish patriot, Father Raphael Kalinowski, a man who was later canonized. Prince August also turned to the priesthood, and after dying at a relatively young age of tuberculosis, was himself beatified, on the path towards becoming a saint
Apr 10 Manuel González Flores a military general and Mexican liberal politician who served as the 31st president of Mexico. Before initiating his presidential career, González played important roles in the French intervention in Mexico as a lieutenant, and later in the Reform War as general, in the service of the Conservative Party. González was also governor of Michoacán and Guanajuato and served as Secretary of National Defense from 1878 to 1879
Apr 13 Jean Dufresne a German chess player and chess composer. He was a student of Adolf Anderssen, to whom he lost the "Evergreen game" in 1852
Apr 21 Edward Stanley 15th Earl of Derby a British statesman. He served as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs twice, from 1866 to 1868 and from 1874 to 1878
Apr 27 John Ballance 14th Premier of New Zealand, at the end of the 19th century, and the founder of the Liberal Party, the country's first organised political party.
Apr 27 Charles de Mazade a French historian, journalist, and political editor of Revue des deux mondes. He was the third member elected to occupy seat 4 of the Académie française in 1882