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Historical Events For April - 21

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

1775  On this day in history alexander Anderson, US, engraver/illustrator (Shakespeare)  

1779  On this day in history william Knyvett, composer  

1780  Ferdinand Zellbell, composer, dies at 60 on April - 21.  

1782  On April - 21 the birth of Friedrich Froebel, German educationalist  

1785  Russian tsarina Catharina II ends noble privileges on April - 21.  

1789  John Adams sworn in as first US Vice President, 9 days before Washington is sworn in as president on April - 21.  

1789  John Adams sworn in as first US VP (9 days before Washington) on April - 21.  

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

1792  On April - 21 tiradentes, a revolutionary who was leading a movement for Brazil's independence, is hanged, drawn and quartered.  

1794  On April - 21 nYC formally declares coast of Ellis Island publically owned, so they can build forts to protect NYC from British  

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1795  On April - 21 vincenzo Pallotti, Italian saint  

1803  Levin Minn Powell, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1885 on April - 21.  

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  On April - 21 beni Egressy, composer  

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  Franz Grillparzer's "Sappho," premieres in Vienna on April - 21.  

1824  Anselmo Clave, composer on this day in history.  

1828  Noah Webster publishes first American dictionary on April - 21.  

1828  Noah Webster publishes 1st American dictionary on this day in history.  

1828  Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher/historian (Voyage in Italy) on this day in history.  

1834  William Rufus Terrill, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862 on April - 21.  

1836  Battle of San Jacinto, in which Texas wins independence from Mxico on April - 21.  

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  On this day in history the birth of John Muir, American naturalist  

1838  On April - 21 john Muir, US, naturalist/discoverer (glaciers in High Seirras)  

1840  Franz Xaver Haberl, German priest/musicologist (Magister choralis) on April - 21.  

1849  On April - 21 oskar Hertwig, Germany, embryologist, discovered fertilization  

1853  Charles-Theodore Malherbe, composer on April - 21.  

1854  Eusapia Palladino, Napolitanse with parergische phenomenons on April - 21.  

1855  First train crosses Miss River's first bridge, Rock Is Ill-Davenport Ia on April - 21.  

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 April - 21 birth of ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot  

1546  On April - 21 birth of arcangelo Crivelli, composer  

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

1619  On April - 21 birth of john A van Riebeeck, colonial director/founder (Cape Colony)  

1651  On this day in history birth of blessed Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon (d. 1711)  

1652  On April - 21 birth of michel Rolle, French mathematician (d. 1719)  

1671  On this day in history birth of john Law, Scottish economist (d. 1729)  

1672  On April - 21 birth of johann Philipp Kafer, composer  

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Famous Deaths In April - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1073  Alexander II, [Anselmo da Baggio], Pope (1061-73), dies on April - 21.  

1109  Anselmus, philosopher/archbishop of Canterbury, dies on this day in history.  

1142  On this day in history death of pierre Abélard, French writer (b. 1079)  

1329  Death of Frederick IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1282) on this day in history.  

1509  Henry VII, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509), dies at 52 on April - 21.  

1551  Death of Oda Nobuhide, Japanese warlord (b. 1510) on April - 21.  

1552  Peter Apianus, [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German astronomer, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

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

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