Historical Events on 21st April

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753 BC - Romulus and Remus found Rome (traditional date).
43 BC - Battle of Mutina: Mark Antony is again defeated in battle by Aulus Hirtius, who is killed. Antony fails to capture Mutina and Decimus Brutus is murdered shortly after.
953 - Otto I the Great gives Utrecht fishing rights
1420 - Treaty of Saint Maartens Dike
1453 - Turkish fleet sinks ships Golden Receiver in Constantinople
1509 - Henry VIII becomes King of England
1521 - Battle at Villalar: Emperor Charles I beats Communards
1526 - Battle at Panipat: Mogol Emperor Babur beats sultan Ibrahim Lodi
1572 - France & England sign anti-Spanish military covenant
1600 - 1st date in James Clavell's novel Shogun (OS)
1649 - Maryland Toleration Act passed, allowing all freedom of worship
1654 - England & Sweden sign trade agreement
1689 - William III & Mary Stuart proclaimed king & queen of England
1739 - Spain & Naples-Austria sign peace accord
1785 - Russian tsarina Catharina II ends noble privileges
1789 - John Adams sworn in as 1st US VP (9 days before Washington)
1792 - Tiradentes, a revolutionary leading movement for Brazil's independence, is hanged, drawn and quartered.
1794 - NYC formally declares coast of Ellis Island publically owned, so they can build forts to protect NYC from British
1796 - Napoleon and the French defeat the Piedmontese at Battle of Mondovi
1818 - Franz Grillparzer's "Sappho" premieres in Vienna
1836 - Battle of San Jacinto, in which Texas wins independence from Mexico
1855 - 1st train crosses Miss River's 1st bridge, Rock Is Ill-Davenport Ia
1857 - Alexander Douglas patents the bustle
1862 - Congress establishes US Mint in Denver, Co
1862 - Ellen Price Wood's "East Lynne" premieres in Boston
1863 - Bahá'u'lláh, founder of the Bahá'í Faith, enters gardens of Rivden, near Baghdad. Makes the declaration of aha'u'llah during 12 days spent there
US President Abraham LincolnUS President Abraham Lincoln 1865 - Abraham Lincoln's funeral train leaves Washington
1878 - First Lady Lucy Hayes begins egg rolling contest on White House lawn
1878 - NY installs 1st firehouse pole
1878 - Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Inscrutabili
1878 - Ship Azor leaves Charleston with 206 blacks for Liberia
1884 - Potters Field reopened as Madison Park
1892 - Black longshoremen strike for higher wages in St Louis, Mo
1894 - George Bernard Shaw's "Arms & the Man" premieres in London
1898 - Phillies' pitcher Bill Duggleby hits a grand slam on 1st at bat
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.
1904 - Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League)
1908 - Frederick A Cook claims to reach North Pole (He didn't)
1910 - Cleve Naps play 1st game at League Park, lose to Det Tigers 5-0
1913 - German passenger ship Imperator runs aground
1914 - US marines occupy Vera Cruz, Mexico, stay 6 months
Pilot The Red BaronPilot The Red Baron 1918 - World War I: German fighter ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen, known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France.
1920 - John Galsworthy's "Skin Game" premieres in London
1921 - Ottawa Senators beat Vanc Millionaires 3 games to 2 for Stanley Cup [or 4/4]
1922 - The first Aggie Muster is held as a remembrance for fellow Aggies who had died in the previous year.
1925 - Chuvash Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Chuvash ASSR
1925 - No baseball games played in NL due to Charles Ebbets' funeral
1925 - Noel Coward's "Fallen Angels" premieres in London
1930 - Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills 322
1930 - Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Moskva Golid" premieres in Moscow
1934 - Moe Berg, Senators catcher, plays AL record 117th cons errorless game
1935 - King Boris of Bulgaria forbids all political parties
1940 - 1st $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It," on CBS Radio
1940 - Netherlands beats Belgium 4-2 in soccer
1941 - Greece surrenders to nazi-Germany
1944 - NFL Chic Cardinals & Pittsburgh Steelers merge (dissolves on Dec 3)
Playwright George Bernard ShawPlaywright George Bernard Shaw 1945 - Allied troops occupy German nuclear laboratory
1945 - He Shima Okinawa conquered in 5 days, 5,000 die
1945 - Ivor Nivello's "Perchance to Dream" premieres in London
1945 - Russia army arrives at outskirts of Berlin
1945 - US 7th Army occupies Neurenberg
1946 - SED, Socialistic Einheitspartei Germany forms in East Germany
1948 - 2nd NBA Championship: Balt Bullets beat Phila Warriors, 4 games to 2
1951 - 5th NBA Championship: Rochester Royals beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
1951 - Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 1
1952 - BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)
1952 - Secretary's Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated.
1954 - Gregori Malenkov becomes premier of USSR
1954 - USAF flies French battalion to Vietnam
1955 - Bkln Dodgers win, then record 10th straight game to begin a season
1955 - J Lawrence & R E Lee's "Inherit the Wind" premieres in NYC
1955 - Minas Gerais Argentina tunnel caves in; 30 die
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 1956 - Elvis Presley's 1st hit record, "Heartbreak Hotel", becomes #1
1957 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
1957 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fidei Donum
1959 - 1211-kg great white shark becomes largest fish ever caught on a rod
1959 - Alf Dean using a rod & reel hooks a 2,664lb, 16' 10" white shark
1960 - Brasilia becomes capital of Brazil
1960 - Founding of the Orthodox Bahá'í Faith in Washington, D.C.
1961 - Dirk U Suffocated chosen as sec-gen of NATO
1961 - French army revolts in Algeria
1961 - USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,000 m
1962 - Century 21 Exposition opens in Seattle, Washington
1963 - Beatles meet Rolling Stones for 1st time
1963 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sunshine Women's Golf Open
1963 - The Universal House of Justice of the Bahá'í Faith is elected for the first time.
1964 - Pirates & Cubs combine for 9 HRs, Pirates win 8-5
1965 - New York World's Fair reopens for 2nd & final season
1966 - Emperor Haile Selassie (Ethiopia) visits Kingston Jamaica
1967 - Dodgers 1st rain out in Los Angeles (after 737 consecutive games)
1967 - EO, Evangelical Broadcasting, begins in Netherlands
1967 - Military coup in Greece, Konstantinos Kollias becomes premier
1967 - Svetlana Alliluyeva, Josef Stalin's daughter defects to the US in NYC
1968 - 22nd Tony Awards: Rosencranz & Guilderstern & Hallelujah Baby! win
1968 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1969 - 73rd Boston Marathon won by Yoshiaki Unetani of Japan in 2:13:49
1970 - Reds clout 7 HRs by 6 batters, Braves counter with 3 HRs, 6 for one team & 9 different batters for two teams, all tie or set records
1970 - The Hutt River Province Principality secedes from Australia.
1971 - Original Codex Reguis (with Edda-liederen) returns to Iceland
1972 - John Young & Charles Duke explores Moon (Apollo 16)
1972 - Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 4 (Copernicus) launched
1974 - 28th Tony Awards: River Niger & Raisin win
1974 - 3rd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Jo Ann Prentice
1975 - 4th Boston Women's Marathon won by Liane Winter of W Germ in 2:42:24
1975 - 79th Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:09:55
Vietnamese Politican Nguyen Van ThieuVietnamese Politican Nguyen Van Thieu 1975 - Last South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after 10 years
1975 - Liane Winter wins world record female Boston marathon (2:42:24)
1976 - Swine Flu vaccine, for non-epidemic, enters testing
1976 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1977 - "Annie" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 2377 performances
1977 - Billy Martin pulls Yankee line-up out of a hat, beats Blue Jays 8-6
1977 - Broadway play "Annie" opens, 1st of 2,377 performances
1977 - C Strouse & M Charnins musical "Annie" premieres in NYC
1977 - Zia ur-Rahman appointed president of Bangladesh
1979 - "Carmelina" closes at St James Theater NYC after 17 performances
1980 - 84th Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:12:11
1980 - Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWWW Detroit Mich
1980 - 9th Boston Women's Marathon won by Jacqueline Gareau of Can in 2:34:28 Rosie Ruiz disqualified as women's champ she hadn't run entire course
1981 - US furnish $1 billion in arms to Saudi-Arabia
1982 - Atlanta Braves win their 13th straight game
1982 - Dr Michael E Bakey performs 1st successful heart implant
1982 - Dutch Queen Beatrice addresses US Congress
1983 - 1 pound coin introduced in United Kingdom
1984 - "Nightline" reverts back from 1 hour to ½ hour
1984 - After 37 weeks "Thriller" is knocked off as top album by "Footloose"
1984 - Centers for Disease Cont says virus discovered in France causes AIDS
1984 - Franz Weber of Austria skis downhill at a record 209.8 kph
1984 - Montreal Expo David Palmer no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0 in a perfect 5 inn game
1985 - Bomb attacks in NATO/AEG-Telefunken building in Brussels
1985 - Flyers 5-Isles 2-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 2-0 lead
1985 - Ingrid Kristiansen wins London Marathon in a record 2:21:06
1985 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1986 - 15th Boston Women's Marathon won by I Kristiansen of Norway in 2:24:55
1986 - 90th Boston Marathon won by Rob de Castella of Australia in 2:07:51
1986 - Bob Hering sets Formula One power boat record (165.338 mph, Ariz)
1986 - Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone's vault on TV & finds nothing
1987 - Brewers lose, ending AL season-opening winning streak at 13 games
1987 - Dow Jones Avg soared 664.7; 2nd biggest one-day gain in history
1987 - Milwaukee Brewers lose after 13th straight victory to start season
1987 - Richard Hadlee makes highest Test Cricket score of 151* (v Sri Lanka)
1987 - Tamil bomb attack in Colombo Sri Lanka, 115 killed
1988 - 1st four-day games in County Cricket Championship commence
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra StreisandSinger-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand 1988 - Barbra Streisand records "You'll Never Know"
1989 - George W Bush & Edward W Rose become CEO of Texas Rangers
1989 - Thousands of Chinese crowd into Beijing's Tiananmen Square cheering students demanding greater political freedom
1990 - "Cartoon All Stars to Rescue" shown on all 4 TV networks
1990 - National League umpire is arrested for stealing baseball cards
1990 - Reds win running their record to 9-0, best start in club history
1991 - 52nd PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus
1991 - Jakov Tolstikov wins 4th World Cup marathon (2:09:17)
1991 - Rosa Mota wins 4th World Cup female marathon (2:26:14)
1991 - Greatest extra-inning comeback, Pitts scores 6 in bottom of 11th erasing 5 run Cub lead, Pirates also trailed 7-2 in bottom of 9th
1992 - "High Rollers" opens at Helen Hayes theater on Broadway
1992 - Mobil Oil tug with 12,000 gallons of oil run aground in Arthur Kill
1992 - Robert Alton Harris is put to death in the California Gas Chamber for 3 murders.
1993 - "Wilder, Wilder, Wilder" opens at Circle in Sq NYC for 30 perfs
1993 - Brazil votes against a monarchy
1994 - "Picnic" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
1994 - Eddie Murray sets record for switch hit HRS in a games (11 times)
1994 - Serbian army bombs distress clinic in Goradze Bosnia, 28 killed
1994 - The first discoveries of extrasolar planets are announced by astronomer Alexander Wolszczan.
1995 - Boston Celtics final game at Boston Gardens, NY Knicks win 98-92
1995 - FBI arrested Timothy McVeigh & charge him with Oklahoma City bombing
1996 - "Delicate Balance" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC
1996 - 57th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Hale Irwin
1996 - Barb Mucha wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Golf Championship
1996 - Chicago Bulls win NBA record 72 games (72-8)
1996 - Matabeleland beat Mashonaland Country Dist to win Logan Cup
1996 - Wayne James scores 99 & 99 & ct 11 stp 2 in Logan Cup Final
1997 - 101st Boston Marathon won by Lameck Aguta of Kenya in 2:10:34
1997 - 26th Boston Women's Marathon won by Fatuma Roba of Ethopia in 2:26:23
1997 - Ashes of Timothy Leary & Gene Roddenberry launched into orbit
Singer Shania TwainSinger Shania Twain 2004 - 38th CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards: Toby Keith, Shania Twain & Kenny Chesney wins
2008 - The United States Air Force retires the F-117 Nighthawk.
2012 - Two trains in Sloterdijk, Netherlands, injure 117 people in a head on collision
2012 - Chicago White Sox pitcher, Philip Humber, pitches the 21st MLB perfect game against the Seattle Mariners
2013 - 185 people are killed in a conflict between Islamic extremists and the Nigerian military
2013 - Horacio Cartes is elected President of Paraguay
2013 - Sebastian Vettel wins the 2013 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix
2013 - Tsegaye Kebede and Priscah Jeptoo win the 2013 London Marathon

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