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Historical Events In April - 21

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

1856  On this day in history 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.  

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

1857  On this day in history a Douglas patents the bustle  

1857  On April - 21 alexander Douglas patents the bustle  

1861  On this day in history uSS Saratoga captures slaver, Nightingale.  

1862  Congress establishes US Mint in Denver, Co on April - 21.  

1863  Declaration of Bah 'u'll h; Bah '° Feast of Ridv n (JalÉl 13, 20) on April - 21.  

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  Max Weber, German sociologist/economist/historian (Ancient Judaism) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history leo Blech, composer  

1871  Elisabeth Grube, writer, dies on April - 21.  

1872  On this day in history gW Bitzer, [Johann Gottlob Wilhelm Bitzer], Roxbury MA  

1874  J Palisa discovers asteroid #137 Meliboea on April - 21.  

1876  On this day in history prosper Henry discovers asteroid #162 Laurentia  

1878  The ship Azor leaves Charleston with 206 blacks for Liberia on April - 21.  

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 this day in history temistocle Solera, composer, dies at 62  

1881  On April - 21 jules-Marie Canneel, Flemish painter/caricaturist (Rocks of Oran)  

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

1886  Charlie Naughton, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Frozen Limits) on April - 21.  

1887  On April - 21 lillian Walker, Brooklyn NY, entertainer  

1892  On this day in history black Longshoremen strike for higher wages in St Louis Mo  

1892  The first buffalo born in Golden Gate Park on April - 21.  

1892  Jaroslav Kvapil, composer on April - 21.  

1894  On this day in history george Bernard Shaw's "Arms & the Man," premieres in London  

1896  H de Montherlant, writer on this day in history.  

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

1898  Spanish-American War begins on April - 21.  

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 April - 21.  

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 this day in history birth of john A van Riebeeck, colonial director/founder (Cape Colony)  

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 April - 21.  

1671  John Law, Scottish economist (d. 1729) was born on April - 21.  

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

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

1142  On this day in history death of pierre Ab√©lard, French writer (b. 1079)  

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

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 this day in history.  

1557  On April - 21 death of petrus Apianus, German mathematician (b. 1495)  

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