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1894George Bernard Shaw's "Arms & the Man" premieres in London

1918World 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. Canadian pilot Captain Arthur Roy Brown was credited with the kill.

1956Elvis Presley's 1st hit record, "Heartbreak Hotel", becomes #1

1789John Adams sworn in as 1st US VP (9 days before Washington)

1536Thomas Cromwell begins to plot Anne Boleyn's downfall while feigning illness

1975Last South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after 10 years

1994Eddie Murray sets record for switch hit HRS in a games (11 times)

1988Barbra Streisand records "You'll Never Know"

1904Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League)

1985Patty Sheehan wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament

1796Napoleon and the French defeat the Piedmontese at Battle of Mondovi

1987Richard Hadlee makes highest Test Cricket score of 151* (v Sri Lanka)

43 BCBattle 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.

1963Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sunshine Women's Golf Open

1509Henry VIII crowned King of England

200438th CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards: Toby Keith, Shania Twain & Kenny Chesney wins

April 21st Historical Events
Date Event
753
Romulus and Remus found Rome (traditional date). 
43
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. 
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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 crowned King of England 
1521
Battle at Villalar: Emperor Charles I beats Communards 
1526
Battle at Panipat: Mogol Emperor Babur beats Sultan Ibrahim Lodi - rise of the Mughal Empire 
1536
Thomas Cromwell begins to plot Anne Boleyn's downfall while feigning illness 
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 
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) 
1905
The elective assembly of Crete proclaims union with Greece 
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, a major Mexican port; they will stay for 6 months 
1916
Sir Roger Casement, an Ulster Protestant and ardent Irish nationalist, lands on the coast from a German submarine; he attempts to get German aid for an uprising against the British 
1916
Irish nationalist activist and poet Roger Casement is discovered at McKenna's Fort and is arrested by the Royal Irish Constabulary 
1916
The Aud, carrying a cargo of 20,000 rifles to assist Irish republicans in staging what would become the 1916 Rising, is captured by the British Navy and forced to sail towards Cork Harbour 
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. Canadian pilot Captain Arthur Roy Brown was credited with the kill. 
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) 
1945
Allied troops occupy German nuclear laboratory 
1945
He Shima Okinawa conquered in 5 days, 5,000 die 
1945
Ivor Novello's "Perchance to Dream" premieres in London 
1945
Russian army arrives at outskirts of Berlin 
1945
US 7th Army reaches Nuremberg 
1946
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
Secretaryies' Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated. 
1954
Gregori Malenkov becomes premier of USSR 
1954
USAF flies French battalion to Vietnam 
1955
Brooklyn 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 
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 Stikker chosen as secretary general 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
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 
1969
The Ministry of Defence in London announces that British troops would be used in Northern Ireland to guard key public installations following a series of bombings 
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 Principality of Hutt River (previously Hutt River Province) secedes from Australia - it remains unrecognised by Australia or other nations 
1970
The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) is formed; it attempts to appeal to Catholics and Protestant to unite in support of moderate policies 
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 
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
Billy Martin pulls Yankee line-up out of a hat, beats Blue Jays 8-6 
1977
C Strouse & M Charnins musical "Annie" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 2377 performances 
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 Average 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 
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 (a tidal strait separating Staten Island, New York City from mainland New Jersey, USA) 
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 
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 
2014
Meb Keflezighi wins the 2014 Boston Marathon 
2015
Japan's maglev train sets world record: 603 kph 
2016
UK's Cameron Hails 'Steadfast' Queen on Her 90th Birthday 
2016
ESPN fires Curt Schilling after anti-transgender comments 
2016
Beacons and gun salutes as Britain's Queen Elizabeth turns 90 
2016
Harriet Tubman to be new face on US $20 bill 
2016
Flint water crisis: Criminal charges for three Michigan officials 
2017
Fox is reopening 'The X-Files' for 2017-18 season 
2017
US authorities debating charges against Wikileaks' Assange 
2017
One Officer Killed, Two Wounded In Shooting On Paris' Champs Elysees 
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