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Historical Events In April - 21

Sunday, 14 August 2022

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  The first railroad bridge across Mississippi completed on April - 21.  

1857  On this day in history a Douglas patents the bustle  

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

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

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

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

1863  On April - 21 declaration of aha'u'llah; Baha'i Feast of Ridvan (Jalal 13, 20)  

1864  On this day in history the birth of Max Weber, German sociologist  

1864  On April - 21 max Weber, German sociologist/economist/historian (Ancient Judaism)  

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 this day in history leo Blech, composer  

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

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

1874  J Palisa discovers asteroid #137 Meliboea on this day in history.  

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

1878  On this day in history the ship Azor leaves Charleston with 206 blacks for Liberia  

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

1878  Albert Weisgerber, German painter/graphic artist on April - 21.  

1878  On this day in history temistocle Solera, composer, dies at 62  

1881  Jules-Marie Canneel, Flemish painter/caricaturist (Rocks of Oran) on this day in history.  

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

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

1887  Lillian Walker, Brooklyn NY, entertainer on April - 21.  

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

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

1892  Jaroslav Kvapil, composer on April - 21.  

1894  George Bernard Shaw's "Arms & the Man," premieres in London on April - 21.  

1896  On this day in history h de Montherlant, writer  

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

1898  Spanish-American War begins on this day in history.  

1898  On this day in history u.S. at war against Spain.  

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

1671  On April - 21 birth of john Law, Scottish economist (d. 1729)  

1672  On this day in history birth of johann Philipp Kafer, composer  

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 April - 21.  

1509  On this day in history 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  Death of Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (b. 1495) on this day in history.  

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