What Happened in Apr 1881

  • Billy The Kid Escapes

    Billy the Kid escaped from the Lincoln County, New Mexico jail house on April 28, 1881, killing two deputies on guard. He avoided capture until... Read more

  • Wreck of the SS Tararua

    The second greatest loss of life in New Zealand waters came in 1881 when 131 people died in the wreck of the Tararua. On a voyage from Port... Read more