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    • April 21, 0043 "BC - Battle of Mutina: Mark Antony is again defeated in battle by Aulus Hirtius, who is killed. Although Antony fails to capture Mutina, Decimus Brutus is murdered shortly afterwards."

    • April 21, 0753 BC - Romulus and Remus found Rome (traditional).

    • April 21, 1509 "Henry VIII ascends the throne of England (unofficially) at the death of his father, Henry VII"

    • April 21, 1600 First date in James Clavell's novel Shogun (OS)

    • April 21, 1649 "Maryland Toleration Act passed, allowing all freedom of worship"

    • April 21, 1729 Sophia Augusta Frederica of Anhalt-Zerbst born. She later ruled Russia under the name Catherine II.

    • April 21, 1789 John Adams sworn in as first US VP (9 days before Washington)

    • April 21, 1792 "Tiradentes, a revolutionary who was leading a movement for Brazil's independence, is hanged and quartered."

    • April 21, 1828 Noah Webster publishes first American dictionary

    • April 21, 1836 "Battle of San Jacinto, in which Texas wins independence from Mxico"

    • April 21, 1836 Texas Revolution: Battle of San Jacinto Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat troops under Mexican General Antonio Lpez de Santa Anna.

    • April 21, 1855 "First train crosses Miss River's first bridge, Rock Is Ill-Davenport Ia"

    • April 21, 1856 "The first rail train to pass over the mighty Mississippi River between Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, IL made its journey across a newly completed bridge between the two rail centers."

    • April 21, 1856 The first railroad bridge across Mississippi completed

    • April 21, 1857 A Douglas patents the bustle

    • April 21, 1861 "USS Saratoga captures slaver, Nightingale."

    • April 21, 1862 "Congress establishes US Mint in Denver, Co"

    • April 21, 1863 "Bah'u'llh declares his mission as ""He whom God shall make manifest"". Considered the founder of the Bah' Faith."

    • April 21, 1863 "Declaration of Bah 'u'll h; Bah ' Feast of Ridv n (Jall 13, 20)"

    • April 21, 1865 Abraham Lincoln's funeral train leaves Washington

    • April 21, 1878 The ship Azor leaves Charleston with 206 blacks for Liberia

    • April 21, 1892 Black Longshoremen strike for higher wages in St Louis Mo

    • April 21, 1892 The first buffalo born in Golden Gate Park

    • April 21, 1894 "Norway formally adopts the Krag-Jrgensen rifle as the main arm of its armed forces, a weapon that would remain in service for almost 50 years."

    • April 21, 1898 Phillies' pitcher Bill Duggleby hits a grand slam on first at bat

    • April 21, 1898 Spanish-American War begins

    • April 21, 1898 "Spanish-American War: The U.S. Congress, on April 25, recognizes that a state of war exists between the United States and Spain as of this date."

    • April 21, 1898 U.S. at war against Spain.

    • April 21, 1901 L Carnera discovers asteroid #470 Kilia

    • April 21, 1906 Commander Robert Peary discovered supposed Arctic Continent did not exist.

    • April 21, 1908 Frederick A Cook claims to reach North Pole (NOT)

    • April 21, 1910 "Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens], author, dies in Redding Conn"

    • April 21, 1914 "US marines occupy Vera Cruz, Mexico, stay 6 months"

    • April 21, 1917 "Foundation of Imperial War Graves Commission, later Commonwealth War Graves Commission The purpose of the commission was to erect and maintain war memorials and cemeteries"

    • April 21, 1918 """Red"" Baron Manfred von Richtofen, killed in WW I"

    • April 21, 1918 "World War I: German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, known as ""The Red Baron"", is shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France."

    • April 21, 1921 Ottawa Senators beat Vanc Millionaires 3 games to 2 for Stanley Cup

    • April 21, 1925 Chuvash Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Chuvash ASSR

    • April 21, 1930 "A fire at a penitentiary in Columbus, Ohio, kills 320 people."

    • April 21, 1930 Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills 320

    • April 21, 1940 "The first $64 Question, ""Take It or Leave It"", on CBS Radio"

    • April 21, 1944 Women in France receive the right to vote.

    • April 21, 1945 World War II: Soviet Union forces south of Berlin at Zossen attack the German High Command headquarters.

    • April 21, 1951 Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 1 for the Stanley Cup

    • April 21, 1952 BOAC begins first passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)

    • April 21, 1952 Secretary's Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated.

    • April 21, 1954 Gregori Malenkov becomes premier of USSR

    • April 21, 1954 USAF flies French battalion to Vietnam

    • April 21, 1959 "Alf Dean using a rod & reel hooks a 2,664lb, 16' 10"" white shark"

    • April 21, 1960 Brasilia becomes the capital of Brazil

    • April 21, 1960 "Braslia, Brazil's capital, is officially inaugurated. At 9:30 am the Three Powers of the Republic are simultaneously transferred from the old capital, Rio de Janeiro."

    • April 21, 1960 "Founding of the Orthodox Bah' Faith in Washington, DC."

    • April 21, 1961 French army revolts in Algeria

    • April 21, 1961 "James Melton opera tenor (Ford Festival), dies at 57"

    • April 21, 1961 "USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,000 m"

    • April 21, 1962 "Century 21 Exposition opens in Seattle, Washington (think Space Needle)"

    • April 21, 1962 "Frederick Handley Page designer of first big airplane (40 seats), dies"

    • April 21, 1962 The Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens. It is the first World's Fair in the U.S. since World War II. [1]

    • April 21, 1963 Beatles meet Rolling Stones for first time

    • April 21, 1963 "The Beatles and The Rolling Stones met for the first time at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, England"

    • April 21, 1963 The Universal House of Justice of the Bah' Faith is elected for the first time.

    • April 21, 1965 The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair opens for its second and final season.

    • April 21, 1966 Emperor Haile Selassie (Ethiopia) visits Kingston Jamaica

    • April 21, 1966 "Rastafari movement: Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visits Jamaica, an event now celebrated as Grounation Day."

    • April 21, 1967 "A few days before the general election in Greece, Colonel George Papadopoulos leads a coup d'tat, establishing a military regime that lasts for seven years."

    • April 21, 1967 Dodgers first rain out in Los Angeles (after 737 consecutive games)

    • April 21, 1967 Military coup in Greece

    • April 21, 1967 Svetlana Alliluyeva (Josef Stalin's daughter) defects in NYC

    • April 21, 1968 "Toby Halicki car-crash film producer 48, killed shooting stunt"

    • April 21, 1969 "Record 1,152 starters compete in Boston Marathon"

    • April 21, 1970 Canadian Pacific unveils Canada's first double-deck passenger train comprising nine air-conditioned cars built by Canadian Vickers Limited at a cost of $2.8 million. The cars went into operation April 27 on the Montreal Lakeshore suburban service.

    • April 21, 1970 The Hutt River Province Principality secedes from Australia

    • April 21, 1971 "Edmund Lowe actor (Front Page Detective), dies at 81"

    • April 21, 1972 John Young & Charles Duke explores Moon (Apollo 16)

    • April 21, 1972 "Moonwalk in the Descartes Highlands by CAPT John W. Young, USN Commander of Apollo 16. He was the ninth man to walk on the moon. LCDR Thomas K. Mattingly II, USN was the Command Module Pilot. During the 11 day, 1 hour and 51 minute mission, 213 lbs. of lunar material was collected. Recovery by HC-1 helicopters from USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14)"

    • April 21, 1972 Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 4 (Copernicus) launched

    • April 21, 1973 Number one hit on UK music charts - Dawn featuring Tony Orlando - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree

    • April 21, 1975 Last South Vietnam president Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after 10 years

    • April 21, 1975 "Vietnam War: President of South Vietnam Nguyen Van Thieu flees Saigon, as Xuan Loc, the last South Vietnamese outpost blocking a direct North Vietnamese assault on Saigon, falls."

    • April 21, 1976 "A Cadillac convertible, the""last"" American-made rag-top automobile, rolled off the assembly line at GMs Cadillac production facility in Detroit, MI. This ended a tradition that began in 1916."

    • April 21, 1976 "Swine Flu vaccine, for non-epidemic, enters testing"

    • April 21, 1977 "Broadway play ""Annie"" opens, first of 2,377 performances"

    • April 21, 1982 "Joe Sawyer actor (Biff O'Hara-Adventures of Rin Tin Tin), dies at 80"

    • April 21, 1982 Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.

    • April 21, 1983 Soyuz T-8 is launched [04-20?]

    • April 21, 1983 "Walter Slezak actor, commits suicide at his NY home at 80"

    • April 21, 1984 """Nightline"" reverts back from 1 hour to hour"

    • April 21, 1984 "After 37 weeks, ""Thriller"" is knocked off as top album by ""Footloose"""

    • April 21, 1984 Franz Weber of Austria skis downhill at a record 209.8 kph

    • April 21, 1986 Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone's vault on TV & finds nothing

    • April 21, 1987 "The Tamil Tigers are blamed for a car bomb that explodes in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, killing 106 people."

    • April 21, 1989 "Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989: In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang."

    • April 21, 1990 """Cartoon All Stars to the Rescue"" shown on all 4 TV networks"

    • April 21, 1990 National League umpire is arrested for stealing baseball cards

    • April 21, 1992 """High Rollers"" opens at Helen Hayes theater on Broadway"

    • April 21, 1994 The first discoveries of extrasolar planets are announced by astronomer Alexander Wolszczan.

    • April 21, 2011 "In the Movie ""Terminator"" Skynet starts nuclear war."







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