please enjoy your travel through time on the 21st day of April, with interesting events, births & deaths on this day in history

21st April History Timeline

1800s / the 19th century on the 21st of April

1816 : Charlotte Brontë the English novelist and poet was born in Thornton, Yorkshire, England (died in 1855 aged 38). She was the eldest of the three Brontë sisters whose novels became classics of English literature.

Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will : Curator Christine Nelson discusses the exhibition of Charlotte Brontë on view in 2017 (The Morgan Library & Museum video)

1856 : Australian labour movement stonemasons and building workers stopped work and marched from the University of Melbourne to Parliament House to achieve an eight-hour day. Their protest was successful, and they’re noted to be among the first organised workers in the world to achieve the eight-hour day with no loss of pay.

How the 8-hour working day became a global labour standard in 1919 (International Labour Organization verified video)
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