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1821Failed liberal coup against French King Louis XVIII

1821The government of General José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.

1821 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 17
Mexico permits Moses Austin & 300 US families to settle in Texas, after his death leaves to son Stephen 
Jan 21
Paramaribo Suriname catches fire, 4 die 
Feb 12
Mercantile Library of City of NY opens 
Feb 22
Spain sells (east) Florida to United States for $5 million 
Feb 23
College of Apothecaries organized in Phil; 1st US pharmacy college 
Feb 24
Mexico gains independence from Spain 
Mar 5
Monroe is 1st US president inaugurated on March 5th, because 4th was Sun 
Mar 14
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church founded (NY) 
Mar 21
First revolutionary act in Monastery of Agia Lavra, Kalavryta, Greek War of Independence. 
Mar 23
Battle and fall of city of Kalamata, Greek War of Independence. 
Mar 25
Greece gains independence from Turkey (National Day) 
Mar 26
Franz Grillparzer's "Das Goldene Vliess" premieres in Vienna 
Apr 10
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 8
Greek War of Independence: the Greeks defeat the Turks in Gravia. 
May 12
The first major battle of the Greek War of Independence against the Turks occurs in Valtetsi. 
May 30
James Boyd patents Rubber Fire Hose 
May 31
Cathedral of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, 1st US Catholic cathedral, is dedicated in Baltimore 
Jun 14
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 18
Opera "Der Freischutz" is produced (Berlin) 
Jun 19
Decisive defeat of the Greek revolutionary society Philikí Etaireía by the Ottomans at Drăgăşani (in Wallachia). 
Jun 21
African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church organizes (NYC) 
Jun 23
Dutch troops conquer Palembang 
Jun 24
Battle of Carabobo; Bolívar defeats royalists outside Caracas 
Jul 17
Spain cedes Florida to US 
Jul 28
Peru declares independence from Spain (National Day) 
Aug 4
1st edition of Saturday Evening Post (publishes until 1969) 
Aug 4
Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen and Russian polar expedition return to Kronshtadt after becoming 1st to circumnavigate Antarctica 
Aug 6
1st edition of "Courrier of Pays-Bas" newspaper published in Brussels 
Aug 10
Missouri admitted as 24th US state 
Aug 19
Failed liberal coup against French King Louis XVIII 
Aug 21
Jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances. 
Aug 23
Mexico declares independence 
Sep 1
1st colonies along Santa Fe Trail 
Sep 15
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua gain independence 
Sep 23
Fall of Tripolitsa, Greece, massacre of 30.000 Turks. 
Sep 27
Mexican Empire declares its independence; Mexican revolutionary forces occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw 
Oct 8
The government of General José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy. 
Nov 9
1st US pharmacy college holds 1st classes, Philadelphia 
Nov 28
Panama declares independence from Spain 
Dec 1
Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep) proclaims independence from Spain 
Dec 17
Kentucky abolishes debtors' prisons 
Dec 28
Naples: Gioacchini Rossini moves to Bologna 
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