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Historical Events In April - 21

Friday, 18 September 2020

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

1779  On this day in history william Knyvett, composer  

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

1782  On this day in history the birth of Friedrich Froebel, German educationalist  

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

1789  On April - 21 john Adams sworn in as 1st US VP (9 days before Washington)  

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  

1795  Vincenzo Pallotti, Italian saint on this day in history.  

1803  On April - 21 levin Minn Powell, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1885  

1806  Peter van Schendel, Dutch painter on this day in history.  

1809  Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, Secy State (Confederacy) on April - 21.  

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 April - 21.  

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

1828  On this day in history noah Webster publishes 1st American dictionary  

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 this day in history.  

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

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  On April - 21 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 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 April - 21.  

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

1855  1st train crosses Miss River's 1st bridge, Rock Is Ill-Davenport Ia on April - 21.  

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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 April - 21.  

1546  Arcangelo Crivelli, composer was born on April - 21.  

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 April - 21.  

1651  Blessed Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon (d. 1711) was born on April - 21.  

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  Johann Philipp Kafer, composer was born on April - 21.  

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

1142  Death of Pierre AbĂ©lard, French writer (b. 1079) on April - 21.  

1329  On this day in history death of frederick IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1282)  

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

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

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

1557  Death of Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (b. 1495) on this day in history.  

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