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Historical Events In April - 21

Saturday, 27 November 2021

1856  The first rail train to pass over the mighty Mississippi River between Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, IL made its journey across a newly completed bridge between the two rail centers on this day in history.  

1856  On this day in history the first railroad bridge across Mississippi completed  

1857  A Douglas patents the bustle on this day in history.  

1857  On April - 21 alexander Douglas patents the bustle  

1861  USS Saratoga captures slaver, Nightingale on this day in history.  

1862  On this day in history congress establishes US Mint in Denver, Co  

1863  On this day in history declaration of Bah 'u'll h; Bah '° Feast of Ridv n (JalÉl 13, 20)  

1863  On this day in history declaration of aha'u'llah; Baha'i Feast of Ridvan (Jalal 13, 20)  

1864  The birth of Max Weber, German sociologist on April - 21.  

1864  On this day in history max Weber, German sociologist/economist/historian (Ancient Judaism)  

1865  Abraham Lincoln's funeral train leaves Washington on this day in history.  

1867  Benjamin A Jesurun, Antillian literary on April - 21.  

1868  On April - 21 henry James O'Farrell, Australian would-be assassin of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh  

1871  On April - 21 leo Blech, composer  

1871  On this day in history elisabeth Grube, writer, dies  

1872  On April - 21 gW Bitzer, [Johann Gottlob Wilhelm Bitzer], Roxbury MA  

1874  On April - 21 j Palisa discovers asteroid #137 Meliboea  

1876  On April - 21 prosper Henry discovers asteroid #162 Laurentia  

1878  The ship Azor leaves Charleston with 206 blacks for Liberia on this day in history.  

1878  On April - 21 first Lady Lucy Hayes begins egg rolling contest on White House lawn  

1878  On this day in history albert Weisgerber, German painter/graphic artist  

1878  On April - 21 temistocle Solera, composer, dies at 62  

1881  Jules-Marie Canneel, Flemish painter/caricaturist (Rocks of Oran) on April - 21.  

1884  On this day in history potters Field reopened as Madison Park  

1886  Charlie Naughton, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Frozen Limits) on this day in history.  

1887  Lillian Walker, Brooklyn NY, entertainer on this day in history.  

1892  Black Longshoremen strike for higher wages in St Louis Mo on this day in history.  

1892  On April - 21 the first buffalo born in Golden Gate Park  

1892  Jaroslav Kvapil, composer on this day in history.  

1894  On April - 21 george Bernard Shaw's "Arms & the Man," premieres in London  

1896  H de Montherlant, writer on April - 21.  

1898  Phillies' pitcher Bill Duggleby hits a grand slam on first at bat on April - 21.  

1898  On April - 21 spanish-American War begins  

1898  U.S. at war against Spain 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  Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (d. 1619) was born on April - 21.  

1619  John A van Riebeeck, colonial director/founder (Cape Colony) was born on this day in history.  

1651  On April - 21 birth of blessed Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon (d. 1711)  

1652  On this day in history birth of michel Rolle, French mathematician (d. 1719)  

1671  John Law, Scottish economist (d. 1729) was born on this day in history.  

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  On April - 21 alexander II, [Anselmo da Baggio], Pope (1061-73), dies  

1109  On April - 21 anselmus, philosopher/archbishop of Canterbury, dies  

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

1329  Death of Frederick IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1282) on April - 21.  

1509  On April - 21 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 April - 21 death of petrus Apianus, German mathematician (b. 1495)  

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