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Historical Events Happened In April - 21

Friday, 01 August 2014

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 this day in history.  

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

1785  On this day in history russian tsarina Catharina II ends noble privileges  

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

1789  On this day in history john Adams sworn in as 1st US VP (9 days before Washington)  

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

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

1795  On this day in history vincenzo Pallotti, Italian saint  

1803  Levin Minn Powell, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1885 on this day in history.  

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

1809  Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, Secy State (Confederacy) on this day in history.  

1814  Beni Egressy, composer on this day in history.  

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

1816  Charlotte Bronte, Tornton England, novelist (Jane Eyre) on this day in history.  

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

1824  Anselmo Clave, composer on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history william Rufus Terrill, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862  

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

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

1837  On this day in history fredrik Bajer, Denmark, politican/feminist/pacifist (Nobel 1908)  

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

1838  On this day in history john Muir, US, naturalist/discoverer (glaciers in High Seirras)  

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

1849  On this day in history oskar Hertwig, Germany, embryologist, discovered fertilization  

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

1854  On this day in history eusapia Palladino, Napolitanse with parergische phenomenons  

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

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

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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  Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (d. 1619) was born on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history alexander II, [Anselmo da Baggio], Pope (1061-73), dies  

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

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

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