Historical Events for Year 1821
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Jan 17th - Mexico permits Moses Austin & 300 US families to settle in Texas
Jan 21st - Paramaribo Suriname catches fire, 4 die
Jan 28th - Bellingshausen discovers Alexander Island off Antarctica
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 pres 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 big 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 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 of 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 6th - 1st edition of "Courrier of Pays-Bas" newspaper published in Brussels
Aug 10th - Missouri admitted as 24th US state
Aug 19th - Failed liberal coup against French King Louis XVIII
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 independ
Sep 23rd - Fall of Tripolitsa, Greece, massacre of 30.000 Turks.
Sep 27th - Mexican Empire declares its independence
Sep 27th - Revolutionary forces occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw
Oct 8th - The government of general José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.
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