Historical Events for Year 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
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 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 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.
Founder of Texas Stephen F. Austin Jun 18th - Opera "Der Freischutz" is produced (Berlin)
Jun 19th - Battle at Dragetsani: Turkish army beats Greece
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; Mexican revolutionary forces occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw
Revolutionary Leader Jose de San Martin 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