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Historical Events Happened In April - 21

Friday, 22 August 2014

1775  Alexander Anderson, US, engraver/illustrator (Shakespeare) on this day in history.  

1779  On this day in history william Knyvett, composer  

1780  Ferdinand Zellbell, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1782  On this day in history the birth of Friedrich Froebel, German educationalist  

1785  Russian tsarina Catharina II ends noble privileges on this day in history.  

1789  On this day in history john Adams sworn in as first US Vice President, 9 days before Washington is sworn in as president  

1789  John Adams sworn in as first US VP (9 days before Washington) on this day in history.  

1789  John Adams sworn in as 1st US VP (9 days before Washington) on this day in history.  

1792  Tiradentes, a revolutionary who was leading a movement for Brazil's independence, is hanged, drawn and quartered on this day in history.  

1794  NYC formally declares coast of Ellis Island publically owned, so they can build forts to protect NYC from British on this day in history.  

1795  Vincenzo Pallotti, Italian saint on this day in history.  

1803  On this day in history levin Minn Powell, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1885  

1806  Peter van Schendel, Dutch painter on this day in history.  

1809  On this day in history robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, Secy State (Confederacy)  

1814  Beni Egressy, composer on this day in history.  

1816  The birth of Charlotte Bronte, British writer on this day in history.  

1816  On this day in history charlotte Bronte, Tornton England, novelist (Jane Eyre)  

1818  On this day in history franz Grillparzer's "Sappho," premieres in Vienna  

1824  Anselmo Clave, composer on this day in history.  

1828  On this day in history noah Webster publishes first American dictionary  

1828  On this day in history noah Webster publishes 1st American dictionary  

1828  On this day in history hippolyte Taine, French philosopher/historian (Voyage in Italy)  

1834  William Rufus Terrill, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862 on this day in history.  

1836  On this day in history battle of San Jacinto, in which Texas wins independence from Mxico  

1836  On this day in history battle of San Jacinto, in which Texas wins independence from Mexico  

1837  Fredrik Bajer, Denmark, politican/feminist/pacifist (Nobel 1908) on this day in history.  

1838  The birth of John Muir, American naturalist on this day in history.  

1838  John Muir, US, naturalist/discoverer (glaciers in High Seirras) on this day in history.  

1840  On this day in history franz Xaver Haberl, German priest/musicologist (Magister choralis)  

1849  Oskar Hertwig, Germany, embryologist, discovered fertilization on this day in history.  

1853  On this day in history charles-Theodore Malherbe, composer  

1854  Eusapia Palladino, Napolitanse with parergische phenomenons on this day in history.  

1855  First train crosses Miss River's first bridge, Rock Is Ill-Davenport Ia on this day in history.  

1855  1st train crosses Miss River's 1st bridge, Rock Is Ill-Davenport Ia on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1488  On this day in history birth of ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot  

1546  On this day in history birth of arcangelo Crivelli, composer  

1555  On this day in history birth of ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (d. 1619)  

1619  On this day in history birth of john A van Riebeeck, colonial director/founder (Cape Colony)  

1651  Blessed Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon (d. 1711) was born on this day in history.  

1652  On this day in history birth of michel Rolle, French mathematician (d. 1719)  

1671  John Law, Scottish economist (d. 1729) was born on this day in history.  

1672  Johann Philipp Kafer, composer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In April - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1073  Alexander II, [Anselmo da Baggio], Pope (1061-73), dies on this day in history.  

1109  On this day in history anselmus, philosopher/archbishop of Canterbury, dies  

1142  Death of Pierre Abélard, French writer (b. 1079) on this day in history.  

1329  On this day in history death of frederick IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1282)  

1509  On this day in history henry VII, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509), dies at 52  

1551  On this day in history death of oda Nobuhide, Japanese warlord (b. 1510)  

1552  On this day in history peter Apianus, [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German astronomer, dies at 50  

1557  On this day in history death of petrus Apianus, German mathematician (b. 1495)