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 This day in History - May 21
419 Historic Events for May 21
1825

Prince Willem FK marries Louise AWA of Prussia

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1826

Danillo II, ruler of Montenegro

Birth
1832

1st Democratic National Convention (Baltimore)

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1834

Charles-Albert Gobat, Switz, politician/lawyer/author (Nobel 1902)

Birth
1835

Newton Martin Curtis, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1840

NZ became a British colony

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1841

Joseph Parry, composer

Birth
1843

Louis Renault, French lawyer

Birth
1844

Guiseppi Baini, composer, dies at 68

Death
1846

1st steamship arrives in Hawaii

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1851

L‚on Bourgeois, France, politician, internationalist (Nobel 1920)

Birth
1855

Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian poet/writer (Les Flammes Hautes)

Birth
1856

Lawrence Kansas captured, sacked by pro-slavery forces

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1858

Jos‚ Battle Ordonez, Uruguay, politician

Birth
1860

Willam Einthoven, Dutch physiologist/inventor (electrocardiograph)

Birth
1860

Johannes Frederick Frohlich, composer, dies at 53

Death
1861

NC is 10th state to secede from Union

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1861

Richmond, Va is designated Confederate Capital

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1863

Siege on Port Hudson, Louisiana begins

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1864

GEN David Hunter takes command of Dept of West Virginia

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1865

C J Thomsen, Denmark, archaeologist, named Stone/Iron/Bronze Ages

Birth
1866

1st-class debut of G F Grace aged 15 years 159 days

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1867

John James Ferris, cricketer (mighty Australian bowler of late 1880's)

Birth
1867

Marie Joseph Leon Desire Paque, composer

Birth
1871

-July 28] French regular troops attack Commune of Paris; 17,000 die

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