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Historical Events For April - 21

Monday, 24 April 2017

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

1779  William Knyvett, composer on this day in history.  

1780  On April - 21 ferdinand Zellbell, composer, dies at 60  

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 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 April - 21.  

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.  

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1795  On this day in history vincenzo Pallotti, Italian saint  

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

1806  On this day in history peter van Schendel, Dutch painter  

1809  On April - 21 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  On April - 21 anselmo Clave, composer  

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

1828  Noah Webster publishes 1st American dictionary on April - 21.  

1828  Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher/historian (Voyage in Italy) on April - 21.  

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

1836  On April - 21 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  On April - 21 the birth of John Muir, American naturalist  

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

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

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

1853  On April - 21 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 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  Ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot was born on this day in history.  

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 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  Michel Rolle, French mathematician (d. 1719) was born on April - 21.  

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.  

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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  Death of Pierre Abélard, French writer (b. 1079) on April - 21.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1552  Peter Apianus, [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German astronomer, dies at 50 on April - 21.  

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

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