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 This day in History - January 21
387 Historic Events for January 21
1743

John Fitch, inventor (had a working steamboat years before Fulton)

Birth
1746

Gottfried Kirkhoff, composer, dies at 60

Death
1746

Johann H Pestalozzi, Zurich Switz, educator (Leonard and Gertrude) [NS]

Birth
1751

Josephus Andreas Fodor, composer

Birth
1759

Johan Valckenaer, Dutch politician/patriot

Birth
1762

Giuseppe Antonio Silvani, composer

Birth
1771

Arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director

Birth
1774

Mustapha III, sultan of Turkey (1957-74), dies at 56

Death
1775

Manuel Garcia, composer

Birth
1789

1st American novel, WH Brown's "Power of Sympathy," is published

Event
1792

Tsjalling Hiddes Halbertsma, Fries story teller (Rhymes and Tales)

Birth
1793

Prussia and Russia sign partition treaty (Poland divided)

Event
1793

Louis XVI, French king (1774-93), beheaded by revolutionaries at 38

Death
1796

John Gelinde van Blom, Frisian notary/author

Birth
1799

Edward Jenner's smallpox vaccination is introduced

Event
1801

Ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer

Birth
1813

Pineapple introduced to Hawaii (or 01/111)

Event
1813

John C Fr‚mont, [Pathfinder], map maker/explorer (western US)/Gov (AZ)

Birth
1814

Thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer

Birth
1815

M Claudius, writer, dies at 74

Death
1815

Horace Wells, dentist (pioneered use of medical anethesia)

Birth
1818

Keats writes his poem "On a Lock of Milton's Hair"

Event
1821

John Cabell Breckinridge, (D) 14th US VP (1857-61)/mjr-gen (Confed)

Birth
1821

Paramaribo Suriname catches fire, 4 die

Event
1823

Alexandre Edouard Goria, composer

Birth