Historical Events in 1821

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Jan 17th Mexico permits Moses Austin & 300 US families to settle in Texas, after his death leaves to son Stephen

Founder of Texas Stephen F. Austin
Founder of Texas
Stephen F. Austin
  • Jan 21st Paramaribo Suriname catches fire, 4 die
  • Feb 12th Mercantile Library of City of NY opens
  • Feb 22nd Spain sells (east) Florida to United States for $5 million
  • Feb 23rd College of Apothecaries organized in Phil; 1st US pharmacy college
  • Feb 24th Mexico gains independence from Spain
  • Mar 5th Monroe is 1st US president inaugurated on March 5th, because 4th was Sun
  • Mar 14th African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church founded (NY)
  • Mar 21st First revolutionary act in Monastery of Agia Lavra, Kalavryta, Greek War of Independence.
  • Mar 23rd Battle and fall of city of Kalamata, Greek War of Independence.
  • Mar 25th Greece gains independence from Turkey (National Day)
  • Mar 26th Franz Grillparzer's "Das Goldene Vliess" premieres in Vienna
  • Apr 10th Patriarch Gregory V of Constantinople is hanged by the Turks from the main gate of the Patriarchate and his body is thrown into the Bosphorus.
  • May 8th Greek War of Independence: the Greeks defeat the Turks in Gravia.
  • May 12th The first major battle of the Greek War of Independence against the Turks occurs in Valtetsi.
  • May 30th James Boyd patents Rubber Fire Hose
  • May 31st Cathedral of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, 1st US Catholic cathedral, is dedicated in Baltimore
  • Jun 14th Badi VII, king of Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Ismail Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, ending the existence of that Sudanese kingdom.
  • Jun 18th Opera "Der Freischutz" is produced (Berlin)
  • Jun 19th Decisive defeat of the Greek revolutionary society Philikí Etaireía by the Ottomans at Drăgăşani (in Wallachia).
  • Jun 21st African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church organizes (NYC)
  • Jun 23rd Dutch troops conquer Palembang
  • Jun 24th Battle of Carabobo; Bolívar defeats royalists outside Caracas
  • Jul 17th Spain cedes Florida to US
  • Jul 28th Peru declares independence from Spain (National Day)
  • Aug 4th 1st edition of Saturday Evening Post (publishes until 1969)
  • Aug 4th Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen and Russian polar expedition return to Kronshtadt after becoming 1st to circumnavigate Antarctica
  • Aug 6th 1st edition of "Courrier of Pays-Bas" newspaper published in Brussels
  • Aug 10th Missouri admitted as 24th US state

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Aug 19th Failed liberal coup against French King Louis XVIII

King of France Louis XVIII
King of France
  • Aug 21st Jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances.
  • Aug 23rd Mexico declares independence
  • Sep 1st 1st colonies along Santa Fe Trail
  • Sep 15th Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua gain independence
  • Sep 23rd Fall of Tripolitsa, Greece, massacre of 30.000 Turks.
  • Sep 27th Mexican Empire declares its independence; Mexican revolutionary forces occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw

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Oct 8th The government of General José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.

Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín
Revolutionary Leader
José de San Martín
  • Nov 9th 1st US pharmacy college holds 1st classes, Philadelphia
  • Nov 28th Panama declares independence from Spain
  • Dec 1st Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep) proclaims independence from Spain
  • Dec 17th Kentucky abolishes debtors' prisons
  • Dec 28th Naples: Gioacchini Rossini moves to Bologna