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Historical Events For February - 21

Monday, 24 April 2017

1690  Christoph Stoltzenberg, composer on this day in history.  

1710  On this day in history willem van Haren, Frisian nobleman/poet (Human Life)  

1711  Joan van Hoorn, gov-gen of Neth-Indies (1707-09), dies at 57 on February - 21.  

1728  Peter III, Kiel Germany, Russian tsar (1762)/husband of Catherine on February - 21.  

1730  Charles L Fournier, Flemish writer/painter on February - 21.  

1730  Benedict XIII, [Pietro F Orsini], Pope (1724-30), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1744  On February - 21 eise J Eisinga, Frisia, built planetarium Franeker  

1764  On February - 21 john Wilkes thrown out of English House of Commons for "Essay on Women"  

1764  On February - 21 john Wilkes thrown out of Engl House of Commons for "Essay on Women"  

1776  Vincenzo Lavigna, composer on this day in history.  

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1777  On February - 21 english ambassador Joseph Yorke demands dismissal of Governor John de Graaff for saluting US flag  

1779  On February - 21 friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer  

1782  US congress resolves the establishment of a US mint on February - 21.  

1782  US congress resolves establishment of a US mint on February - 21.  

1785  Karl A Varnhagen von Ense, German officer/author (Die Sterner) on February - 21.  

1790  Johann Friedrich Kloffler, composer, dies at 64 on February - 21.  

1792  On this day in history congress passes Presidential Succession Act  

1792  Congress passes Pres Succession Act on February - 21.  

1794  On this day in history antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, president of Mexico (1833-36)  

1795  Freedom of worship established in France under constitution on February - 21.  

1795  On this day in history francisco Manuel da Silva, composer  

1797  Trinidad, West Indies surrenders to the British on this day in history.  

1797  On February - 21 trinidad, West Indies surrenders to British  

1800  John Henry Winder, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1865 on February - 21.  

1801  Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, composer on February - 21.  

1802  George Douglas Ramsey, Bvt Major general (Union Army), died in 1882 on February - 21.  

1803  Edward Despard, last person drawn & quartered in England on February - 21.  

1804  On February - 21 first locomotive, Richard Trevithick's, runs for first time, in Wales  

1804  The first ever steam train to run on rails is demonstrated by Richard Trevithick on February - 21.  

1804  On this day in history 1st locomotive, Richard Trevithick's, runs for 1st time, in Wales  

1805  David Tod, US diplomat/(Gov-R-Ohio, 1861-63) on this day in history.  

1814  On February - 21 nicolo Gabrielli, composer  

1815  Ernest Meissonier, French painter/sculptor on February - 21.  

1817  On February - 21 jose Zorrilla y Moral, Vallodolid Spain, poet/dramatist (El rey Loco)  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1417  Louis IX, Duke of Bayern (University of Ingolstadt) was born on this day in history.  

1484  On this day in history birth of joachim I Nestor, elector (Brandenburg, Constitution)  

1556  On this day in history birth of sethus Calvisius, composer  

1674  On February - 21 birth of johann Augustin Kobelius, composer  

1675  On February - 21 birth of franz Xaver Josef von Unertl, Bavarian politician (d. 1750)  

1684  Justus van Effen, writer/founder (Holland Spectator) was born on this day in history.  

1690  Christoph Stoltzenberg, composer was born on this day in history.  

1705  On this day in history birth of edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, British naval officer (d. 1781)  

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Famous Deaths In February - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0556  Maximianus van Ravenna, bishop (Basilica S Stefano), dies on February - 21.  

1437  Death of King James I of Scotland (b. 1394) on this day in history.  

1471  Death of John of Rokycan, Czech Catholic archbishop on February - 21.  

1513  On February - 21 julius II, [Giuliano dellea Rovere], Pope (1503-13), dies at 69  

1554  On this day in history hieronymus Bock, German doctor (founder of modern botany), dies  

1595  On this day in history death of robert Southwell, English Jesuit/poet, hanged  

1624  Dirck van Baburen, Dutch painter (Sepulture), dies at about 28 on this day in history.  

1648  Christian IV, king of Denmark/Norway, dies on February - 21.  

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