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Historical Events For April - 21

Monday, 29 May 2017

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

1779  William Knyvett, composer on April - 21.  

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

1782  The birth of Friedrich Froebel, German educationalist on this day in history.  

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

1789  On April - 21 john Adams sworn in as first US Vice President, 9 days before Washington is sworn in as president  

1789  On this day in history john Adams sworn in as first US VP (9 days before Washington)  

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 April - 21.  

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

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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 April - 21.  

1809  On April - 21 robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, Secy State (Confederacy)  

1814  On this day in history beni Egressy, composer  

1816  The birth of Charlotte Bronte, British writer on April - 21.  

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  On this day in history anselmo Clave, composer  

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

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  On April - 21 william Rufus Terrill, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862  

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

1836  Battle of San Jacinto, in which Texas wins independence from Mexico on this day in history.  

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

1838  The birth of John Muir, American naturalist on April - 21.  

1838  John Muir, US, naturalist/discoverer (glaciers in High Seirras) on April - 21.  

1840  Franz Xaver Haberl, German priest/musicologist (Magister choralis) on this day in history.  

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

1853  Charles-Theodore Malherbe, composer on this day in history.  

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 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 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  John A van Riebeeck, colonial director/founder (Cape Colony) was born on this day in history.  

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

1652  Michel Rolle, French mathematician (d. 1719) was born on this day in history.  

1671  On April - 21 birth of john Law, Scottish economist (d. 1729)  

1672  On this day in history 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  On this day in history anselmus, philosopher/archbishop of Canterbury, dies  

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

1551  Death of Oda Nobuhide, Japanese warlord (b. 1510) on this day in history.  

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

1557  Death of Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (b. 1495) on April - 21.  

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