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Famous Birthdays In January - 21

Thursday, 28 August 2014

1337  Charles V, the Wise, king of France (1364-80) was born on this day in history.  

1338  On this day in history birth of king Charles V of France (d. 1380)  

1571  On this day in history birth of john I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam)  

1659  On this day in history birth of adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect  

1721  On this day in history birth of james Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794)  

1735  Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer was born on this day in history.  

1743  John Fitch, inventor (had a working steamboat years before Fulton) was born on this day in history.  

1746  Johann H Pestalozzi, Zurich Switz, educator (Leonard & Gertrude) [NS] was born on this day in history.  

1751  On this day in history birth of josephus Andreas Fodor, composer  

1759  Johan Valckenaer, Dutch politician/patriot was born on this day in history.  

1762  Giuseppe Antonio Silvani, composer was born on this day in history.  

1771  On this day in history birth of arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director  

1775  Manuel Garcia, composer was born on this day in history.  

1792  On this day in history birth of tsjalling Hiddes Halbertsma, Fries story teller (Rhymes & Tales)  

1796  John Gelinde van Blom, Frisian notary/author was born on this day in history.  

1801  On this day in history birth of ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer  

1804  On this day in history birth of eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (d. 1887)  

1814  Thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer was born on this day in history.  

1815  Horace Wells, dentist (pioneered use of medical anethesia) was born on this day in history.  

1815  John Bingham, American politician and lawyer (d. 1900) was born on this day in history.  

1821  On this day in history birth of john Cabell Breckinridge, (D) 14th US VP (1857-61)/mjr-gen (Confed)  

1823  On this day in history birth of alexandre Edouard Goria, composer  

1824  Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, Lt Gen 2nd Corps (ANV, Confed) was born on this day in history.  

1825  On this day in history birth of imre Madách, Hungarian writer (d. 1864)  

1827  Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (d. 1900) was born on this day in history.  

1829  Oscar II Frederik, King of Sweden (1872-1907)/Norway (-1905)/poet was born on this day in history.  

1833  On this day in history birth of norman Willis, union leader (Britain's Trades Union Congress)  

1840  Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician was born on this day in history.  

1848  On this day in history birth of henri Duparc, French composer  

1855  On this day in history birth of john M Browning, US, weapons manufacturer  

1859  Antoni Wincenty Rutkowski, composer was born on this day in history.  

1860  On this day in history birth of karl Staaff, Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1915)  

1867  On this day in history birth of james Marcus, New York, American actor (The Eagle, The Lonely Trail)  

1867  On this day in history birth of maxime Weygard, French general/gov-gen (Algeria)  

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Famous Deaths In January - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0304  Death of Saint Agnes (martyred) (b. 291) on this day in history.  

0879  On this day in history boudouin with the Iron Arm, earl of Flanders, dies  

0917  Death of Erchanger, Duke of Swabia (c. 880) on this day in history.  

1118  On this day in history paschalis II, [Raniero], pope (1099-1118), dies  

1519  Death of Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Spanish explorer (b. 1475) on this day in history.  

1527  Death of Juan de Grijalva, Spanish conquistador (c. 1489) on this day in history.  

1546  On this day in history death of azai Sukemasa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1491)  

1596  On this day in history john Ligarius, German theologist/prime minister, dies at 66