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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1821 AD

January

January 17: Mexico permits Moses Austin and 300 U.S. families to settle in Texas
January 21: Paramaribo Suriname catches fire, 4 die
January 28: Bellingshausen discovers Alexander Island off Antarctica

February

February 12: Mercantile Library of City of New York opens
February 22: Spain sells eastern Florida to United States for $5 million
February 23: College of Apothecaries organized in Phil; 1st U.S. pharmacy college
February 24: Mexico gains independence from Spain

March

March 5: Monroe is 1st President inaugurated on March 5th, because 4th was Sun
March 14: African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church founded (New York)
March 25: Greece gains independence from Turkey (National Day)
March 26: Franz Grillparzer's "Das Goldene Vliess," premieres in Vienna

May

May 30: James Boyd patents Rubber Fire Hose
May 31: Cathedral of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, 1st U.S. Catholic cathedral, is dedicated in Baltimore

June

June 18: Opera "Der Freischutz" is produced (Berlin)
June 21: African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church organizes (New York City)
June 23: Dutch troops conquer Palembang
June 24: Battle of Carabobo; Bolivar defeats royalists outside of Caracas

July

July 17: Spain cedes Florida to U.S.
July 28: Peru declares independence from Spain (National Day)

August

August 4: 1st edition of Saturday Evening Post (publishes until 1969)
August 6: 1st edition of "Courrier of Pays-Bas" newspaper published in Brussels
August 10: Missouri admitted as 24th U.S. state
August 19: Failed liberal coup against French King Louis XVIII
August 23: Mexico declares independence

September

September 1: 1st colonies along Santa Fe Trail
September 15: Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras and Nicaragua gain independ
September 27: Mexican Empire declares its independence
September 27: Revolutionary forces occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw

November

November 9: 1st U.S. pharmacy college holds 1st classes, Philadelphia
November 28: Panama declares independence from Spain

December

December 1: Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep) proclaims independence from Spain
December 17: Kentucky abolishes debtors prisons
December 28: Naples: Gioacchini Rossini moves to Bologna
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