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Historical Events In April - 21

Thursday, 02 July 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  A Douglas patents the bustle on April - 21.  

1857  On this day in history alexander Douglas patents the bustle  

1861  USS Saratoga captures slaver, Nightingale on April - 21.  

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

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  On April - 21 the birth of Max Weber, German sociologist  

1864  Max Weber, German sociologist/economist/historian (Ancient Judaism) on April - 21.  

1865  On April - 21 abraham Lincoln's funeral train leaves Washington  

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

1868  Henry James O'Farrell, Australian would-be assassin of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh on April - 21.  

1871  On April - 21 leo Blech, composer  

1871  On April - 21 elisabeth Grube, writer, dies  

1872  GW Bitzer, [Johann Gottlob Wilhelm Bitzer], Roxbury MA on April - 21.  

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

1876  Prosper Henry discovers asteroid #162 Laurentia on this day in history.  

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

1878  First Lady Lucy Hayes begins egg rolling contest on White House lawn on April - 21.  

1878  On April - 21 albert Weisgerber, German painter/graphic artist  

1878  Temistocle Solera, composer, dies at 62 on April - 21.  

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

1884  Potters Field reopened as Madison Park on this day in history.  

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

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

1892  On April - 21 black Longshoremen strike for higher wages in St Louis Mo  

1892  On this day in history the first buffalo born in Golden Gate Park  

1892  Jaroslav Kvapil, composer on April - 21.  

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

1896  H de Montherlant, writer on April - 21.  

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 April - 21.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1488  On April - 21 birth of ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot  

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

1555  On April - 21 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 April - 21.  

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

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

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 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 Ab√©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  Henry VII, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509), dies at 52 on April - 21.  

1551  On this day in history death of oda Nobuhide, Japanese warlord (b. 1510)  

1552  On this day in history peter Apianus, [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German astronomer, dies at 50  

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

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