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 This day in History - May 21
419 Historic Events for May 21
1683

West Indian Company sells 1/3 of Suriname

Event
1688

Alexander Pope, England, poet (Rape of the Lock)

Birth
1690

John Eliot, English missionary in Massachusetts, dies at 85

Death
1703

Roemer Vlacq, Dutch admiral, dies in battle

Death
1720

Antonio Corbisiero, composer

Birth
1722

Wilhelm Gottfried Enderle, composer

Birth
1725

Robert Haley earl of Oxford, English Whig-premier (1710-4), dies at 63

Death
1775

Lucien Bonaparte, prince of Canino/Musignano

Birth
1780

Elizabeth Fry, Quaker minister/prison reformer/nurse

Birth
1786

Carl W Scheele, Swedish pharmacist/chemist, dies at 43

Death
1790

Thomas Warton, English poet (Oxford sausage), dies

Death
1793

Cura‡ao Island Council forbids criticism on House of Orange

Event
1796

Reverdy Johnson, rep (Union), died in 1876

Birth
1804

Lewis and Clark Expedition begins

Event
1808

G‚rard de Nerval, [Labrunie], French poet/writer (Sylvia)

Birth
1809

Battle at Aspern-Essling: Austrian arch duke Karl beats Napoleon

Event
1810

Charles GLAAT chevalier d'Eon de Beaumont, French spy, dies at 81

Death
1812

Joseph Wolfl, composer, dies at 38

Death
1815

Roman Hoffstetter, composer, dies at 73

Death
1817

Johann Friedrich Christmann, composer, dies at 64

Death
1819

1st bicycles (swift walkers) in US introduced in NYC

Event
1821

John F Loudon, Dutch entrepreneur/colonial director

Birth
1822

Mosby Monroe Parsons, Brig General (Confederate Army) died in 1865

Birth
1822

Dabney Herndon Maury, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1900

Birth
1825

George Lafayette Beal, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

Birth