What Happened on February 21, 1861

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Navaho indians elect Herrero Grande as chief
  • Steeple of Chichester Cathedral collapses despite the desperate efforts of 70 workmen

Famous Birthdays

  • Pierre de Bréville, French composer, author and professor (Une histoire du théâtre lyrique en France), born in Bar-le-Duc, Meuse (d. 1949)

Famous Deaths

  • Lars Levi Laestadius, Swedish botanist and founder of Laestadianism, dies at 61