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Notable Historical Events for April 21st

1963Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sunshine Women's Golf Open

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

1865Abraham Lincoln's funeral train leaves Washington

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

1509Henry VIII crowned King of England

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Notable Birthdays on April 21st

1959Robert Smith, Sussex, rock guitarist/vocalist (Cure-Hell's Kitchen)

1926Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, London UK, Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, 1952- )

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Notable Deaths on April 21st

1910Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens], American author (Huckleberry Finn), dies at 74

1918Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron], German pilot dies after his plane his shot down at 25

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