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 This day in History - April 21
379 Historic Events for April 21
1713

Louis Duke de Noailles, marshal of France

Birth
1729

Catharina II, the Great, writer/emperess of Russia (1762-96)

Birth
1730

Jan Palfijn, Flemish physician/inventor (forceps), dies at 79

Death
1730

Antonin Kammel, composer

Birth
1736

Frans Eugenius, duke/prince of Savoye, dies at 72

Death
1739

Spain and Naples-Austria sign peace accord

Event
1749

Johann Michael Malzat, composer

Birth
1774

Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist/astronomer (balloonist)

Birth
1775

Alexander Anderson, US, engraver/illustrator (Shakespeare)

Birth
1779

William Knyvett, composer

Birth
1780

Ferdinand Zellbell, composer, dies at 60

Death
1782

Friedrich W A Fr”bel, German educator (founded kindergarten)

Birth
1785

Russian tsarina Catharina II ends noble privileges

Event
1789

John Adams sworn in as 1st US VP (9 days before Washington)

Event
1794

NYC formally declares coast of Ellis Island publically owned, so they can build forts to protect NYC from British

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1795

Vincenzo Pallotti, Italian saint

Birth
1803

Levin Minn Powell, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1885

Birth
1806

Peter van Schendel, Dutch painter

Birth
1809

Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, Secy State (Confederacy)

Birth
1814

Beni Egressy, composer

Birth
1816

Charlotte Bront‰, Tornton England, novelist (Jane Eyre)

Birth
1816

Louis Trezevant Wigfall, Confederate Army, died in 1874

Birth
1818

Franz Grillparzer's "Sappho," premieres in Vienna

Event
1824

Anselmo Clave, composer

Birth
1828

Noah Webster publishes 1st American dictionary

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