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April 21st, 2043 (April 21 2043)EventBattle of Mutina: Mark Antony is again defeated in battle by Aulus Hirtius, who is killedied in Although Antony fails to capture Mutina, Decimus Brutus is murdered shortly afterwards.
April 21st, 2008 (April 21 2008)EventThe United States Air Force retires the F-117 Nighthawk.
April 21st, 2008 (April 21 2008)DeathAl Wilson, American singer (born in 1939)
April 21st, 2007 (April 21 2007)BirthPrincess Isabella of Denmark
April 21st, 2007 (April 21 2007)DeathLobby Loyde, Australian guitarist and songwriter (born in 1941)
April 21st, 2006 (April 21 2006)DeathT.K. Ramakrishnan, Indian politician (born in 1922)
April 21st, 2006 (April 21 2006)DeathTele Santana, Brazilian football manager (born in 1931)
April 21st, 2005 (April 21 2005)DeathGerry Marshall, British racing driver (born in 1941)
April 21st, 2004 (April 21 2004)DeathMary McGrory, American journalist (born in 1918)
April 21st, 2003 (April 21 2003)DeathNina Simone, American singer and pianist (born in 1933)
April 21st, 2000 (April 21 2000)DeathNeal Matthews, Jr., American singer (born in 1929)
April 21st, 1999 (April 21 1999)DeathCharles Buddy Rogers, American actor and musician (born in 1904)
April 21st, 1998 (April 21 1998)DeathJean Francois Lyotard, French philosopher and sociologist (born in 1924) Philo Quotes
April 21st, 1996 (April 21 1996)DeathDzhokhar Dudaev, Chechen leader (born in 1944)
April 21st, 1996 (April 21 1996)DeathJimmy "The Greek" Snyder, American bookie and sports broadcaster (born in 1919)
April 21st, 1994 (April 21 1994)EventThe first discoveries of extrasolar planets are announced by astronomer Alexander Wolszczan.
April 21st, 1991 (April 21 1991)DeathWilli Boskovsky, Austrian violinist and conductor (born in 1909)
April 21st, 1990 (April 21 1990)DeathErte, French artist (born in 1892)
April 21st, 1989 (April 21 1989)EventTiananmen Square Protests of 1989: In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang.
April 21st, 1989 (April 21 1989)DeathPrincess Dukhye of Korea (born in 1912)
April 21st, 1988 (April 21 1988)BirthRobbie Amell, Canadian actor
April 21st, 1988 (April 21 1988)BirthPedro Mosquera, Spanish footballer
April 21st, 1987 (April 21 1987)EventThe Tamil Tigers are blamed for a car bomb that explodes in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, killing 106 people.
April 21st, 1987 (April 21 1987)BirthNadif Chowdhury, Bangladeshi cricketer
April 21st, 1986 (April 21 1986)BirthAudra Cohen, American tennis player
April 21st, 1986 (April 21 1986)BirthAlexander Edler, Swedish hockey player
April 21st, 1986 (April 21 1986)DeathSalah Jaheen, Egyptian poet and cartoonist (b.1930)
April 21st, 1985 (April 21 1985)DeathRudi Gernreich, Austrian fashion designer (born in 1922)
April 21st, 1985 (April 21 1985)DeathFoster Hewitt, Canadian radio pioneer (born in 1902)
April 21st, 1985 (April 21 1985)DeathTancredo de Almeida Neves, Brazil banker and elected president (born in 1910)
April 21st, 1984 (April 21 1984)BirthEric Devendorf, American basketball player
April 21st, 1983 (April 21 1983)BirthPawel Brozek, Polish footballer
April 21st, 1983 (April 21 1983)DeathWalter Slezak, Austrian actor (born in 1902)
April 21st, 1982 (April 21 1982)EventRollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.
April 21st, 1982 (April 21 1982)BirthCarnell "Cadillac" Williams, American football player
April 21st, 1981 (April 21 1981)BirthStephanie Larimore, American model
April 21st, 1980 (April 21 1980)BirthVincent Lecavalier, Canadian hockey player
April 21st, 1980 (April 21 1980)BirthTony Romo, American football player
April 21st, 1980 (April 21 1980)BirthJeff Keppinger, American baseball player
April 21st, 1980 (April 21 1980)DeathAleksandr Oparin, Russian biochemist (born in 1894)
April 21st, 1980 (April 21 1980)DeathSohrab Sepehri, Persian poet and painter (born in 1928)
April 21st, 1979 (April 21 1979)BirthJames McAvoy, Scottish actor
April 21st, 1978 (April 21 1978)BirthJacob Burns, Australian footballer
April 21st, 1978 (April 21 1978)BirthJukka Nevalainen, Finnish drummer (Nightwish)
April 21st, 1978 (April 21 1978)BirthBranden Steineckert, American drummer (Rancid, formerly of The Used)
April 21st, 1978 (April 21 1978)DeathSandy Denny, British vocalist (born in 1947)
April 21st, 1978 (April 21 1978)DeathThomas Wyatt Turner, American civil rights advocate and agricultural engineer (born in 1877)Thomas Wyatt Quotes
April 21st, 1977 (April 21 1977)BirthJamie Sale, Canadian figure skater
April 21st, 1977 (April 21 1977)BirthDoseone, American rapper
April 21st, 1977 (April 21 1977)DeathGummo Marx, American actor and comedian (born in 1892)
April 21st, 1976 (April 21 1976)BirthRommel Adducul, Filipino basketball player
April 21st, 1975 (April 21 1975)EventVietnam 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 21st, 1973 (April 21 1973)BirthJonathan Nsenga, Belgian athlete
April 21st, 1973 (April 21 1973)DeathArthur Fadden, thirteenth Prime Minister of Australia (born in 1894)
April 21st, 1972 (April 21 1972)BirthGwendal Peizerat, French ice dancer
April 21st, 1972 (April 21 1972)BirthSeverina Vuckovic, Croatian singer
April 21st, 1971 (April 21 1971)BirthAlexander Kravchenko, Russian professional poker player
April 21st, 1971 (April 21 1971)BirthMichael Turner, American comic book artist
April 21st, 1971 (April 21 1971)DeathFrancois "Papa Doc" Duvalier, Haitian dictator (born in 1907)
April 21st, 1970 (April 21 1970)EventThe Hutt River Province Principality secedes from Australia.
April 21st, 1970 (April 21 1970)BirthGlen Hansard, Irish song-writer/actor
April 21st, 1970 (April 21 1970)BirthRob Riggle, American comedian
April 21st, 1970 (April 21 1970)BirthNicole Sullivan, American actress
April 21st, 1969 (April 21 1969)BirthRobin Meade, American reporter
April 21st, 1967 (April 21 1967)EventA few days before the general election in Greece, Colonel George Papadopoulos leads a coup d etat, establishing a military regime that lasts for seven years.
April 21st, 1966 (April 21 1966)EventRastafari movement: Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visits Jamaica, an event now celebrated as Grounation Day.
April 21st, 1966 (April 21 1966)BirthMichael Franti, American musicianMichael Franti Quotes
April 21st, 1965 (April 21 1965)EventThe 1964-1965 New York World s Fair opens for its second and final season.
April 21st, 1965 (April 21 1965)BirthEd Belfour, Canadian ice hockey player
April 21st, 1965 (April 21 1965)BirthKaren Foster, American model (Playboy)
April 21st, 1965 (April 21 1965)BirthFiona Kelleghan, American academic/critic
April 21st, 1965 (April 21 1965)DeathEdward Victor Appleton, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1892)
April 21st, 1964 (April 21 1964)BirthAlex Baumann, Canadian Olympic swimmer
April 21st, 1964 (April 21 1964)BirthLudmila Engquist, Russian-born Swedish athlete
April 21st, 1963 (April 21 1963)EventThe Universal House of Justice of the Baha i Faith is elected for the first time.
April 21st, 1963 (April 21 1963)BirthKen Caminiti, American baseball player (died in 2004)
April 21st, 1963 (April 21 1963)BirthRoy Dupuis, Canadian actor
April 21st, 1963 (April 21 1963)BirthJohn Cameron Mitchell, American film directorJohn Mitchell Quotes
April 21st, 1962 (April 21 1962)EventThe Seattle World s Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens. It is the first World s Fair in the United States since World War II.
April 21st, 1962 (April 21 1962)BirthLes Lancaster, American baseball player
April 21st, 1960 (April 21 1960)EventBrasilia, Brazil s capital, is officially inauguratedied in At 9:30 am the Three Powers of the Republic are simultaneously transferred from the old capital, Rio de Janeiro.
April 21st, 1960 (April 21 1960)EventFounding of the Orthodox Baha i Faith in Washington, D.C.
April 21st, 1960 (April 21 1960)BirthMichel Goulet, Canadian ice hockey player
April 21st, 1959 (April 21 1959)BirthRobert Smith, British musician (The Cure)
April 21st, 1959 (April 21 1959)BirthJerry Only, American musician (The Misfits)
April 21st, 1959 (April 21 1959)BirthMichael Timmins, Canadian musician (Cowboy Junkies)
April 21st, 1958 (April 21 1958)BirthAndie MacDowell, American actress
April 21st, 1958 (April 21 1958)BirthMichael Zarnock, American author/columnist/Guinness World Record Holder
April 21st, 1958 (April 21 1958)BirthYoshito Usui, Japanese manga artist
April 21st, 1957 (April 21 1957)BirthEdward Leslie, American professional wrestler
April 21st, 1956 (April 21 1956)BirthPhillip Longman, American demographer
April 21st, 1956 (April 21 1956)DeathCharles MacArthur, American writer (born in 1895)
April 21st, 1954 (April 21 1954)BirthJames Morrison, American actor
April 21st, 1954 (April 21 1954)BirthEbiet G. Ade, Indonesian singer
April 21st, 1952 (April 21 1952)EventSecretary s Day (now Administrative Professionals Day) is first celebrated.
April 21st, 1951 (April 21 1951)BirthTony Danza, American actor and comedian
April 21st, 1951 (April 21 1951)BirthMichael Hartley Freedman, American mathematician
April 21st, 1951 (April 21 1951)BirthRobert Gotobed, English drummer (Wire)
April 21st, 1951 (April 21 1951)BirthSteve Vickers, Canadian ice hockey player
April 21st, 1949 (April 21 1949)BirthPatti LuPone, American singer and actress
April 21st, 1948 (April 21 1948)BirthGary Condit, American politician
April 21st, 1948 (April 21 1948)BirthPaul Davis, American singer
April 21st, 1947 (April 21 1947)BirthIggy Pop, American musician (The Stooges)
April 21st, 1947 (April 21 1947)BirthJohn Weider, British rock musician (Eric Burdon and the Animals, Family)
April 21st, 1946 (April 21 1946)DeathJohn Maynard Keynes, English economist (born in 1883)John Maynard Keynes Quotes
April 21st, 1945 (April 21 1945)EventWorld War II: The Soviet Union forces south of Berlin at Zossen attack the German High Command headquarters.
April 21st, 1945 (April 21 1945)BirthDiana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (died in 2000)
April 21st, 1945 (April 21 1945)DeathWalter Model, German field marshal (born in 1891)Walter Model Quotes
April 21st, 1944 (April 21 1944)EventWomen in France receive the right to vote.
April 21st, 1944 (April 21 1944)BirthAdrian Hurley, Australian basketball coach
April 21st, 1942 (April 21 1942)EventWorld War II: The most famous (and first international) Aggie Muster is held on the Philippine island of Corregidor, by Brigadier General George F. Moore (with 25 fellow Aggies who were under his command), while 1.8 million pounds of shells pounded the island over a 5 hour attack.
April 21st, 1939 (April 21 1939)BirthHelen Prejean, American writer
April 21st, 1938 (April 21 1938)BirthErnie Maresca, American singer, songwriter and record executive
April 21st, 1938 (April 21 1938)DeathAllama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet (born in 1877) Philo Quotes
April 21st, 1936 (April 21 1936)BirthJames Dobson, American evangelistJames Dobson Quotes
April 21st, 1935 (April 21 1935)BirthCharles Grodin, American actor
April 21st, 1935 (April 21 1935)BirthThomas Kean, former Governor of New Jersey and 9/11 Commission Chairman
April 21st, 1932 (April 21 1932)BirthElaine May, American comedian
April 21st, 1930 (April 21 1930)BirthSilvana Mangano, Italian actress (died in 1989)
April 21st, 1930 (April 21 1930)DeathRobert Bridges, English poet (born in 1844)Robert Bridges Quotes
April 21st, 1927 (April 21 1927)BirthGerald Flood, British actor (died in 1989)
April 21st, 1926 (April 21 1926)BirthQueen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom
April 21st, 1926 (April 21 1926)BirthArthur Rowley, English Footballer (died in 2002)
April 21st, 1925 (April 21 1925)BirthSir Anthony Mason, former Chief Justice of Australia
April 21st, 1924 (April 21 1924)DeathEleonora Duse, Italian actress (born in 1858)
April 21st, 1923 (April 21 1923)BirthJohn Mortimer, English barrister and writerJohn Mortimer Quotes
April 21st, 1922 (April 21 1922)EventThe first Aggie Muster is held as a remembrance for fellow Aggies who had died in the previous year.
April 21st, 1922 (April 21 1922)DeathAlessandro Moreschi, Italian castrato (born in 1858)
April 21st, 1920 (April 21 1920)BirthEdmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (died in 1991)
April 21st, 1920 (April 21 1920)BirthRonald Magill, British actor (died in 2007)
April 21st, 1919 (April 21 1919)BirthDon Cornell, American singer (died in 2004)
April 21st, 1918 (April 21 1918)EventWorld 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 21st, 1918 (April 21 1918)DeathManfred von Richthofen, German pilot (born in 1892)
April 21st, 1915 (April 21 1915)BirthAnthony Quinn, Mexican-born actor (died in 2001)
April 21st, 1914 (April 21 1914)BirthNorman Panama, American screenwriter (died in 2003)
April 21st, 1912 (April 21 1912)BirthMarcel Camus, French film director (died in 1982)
April 21st, 1911 (April 21 1911)BirthIvan Combe, American inventor (died in 2000)
April 21st, 1910 (April 21 1910)DeathMark Twain, American author and humorist (born in 1835)Mark Twain Quotes
April 21st, 1905 (April 21 1905)BirthPat Brown, American politician (died in 1996)
April 21st, 1904 (April 21 1904)BirthOdilo Globocnik, Austrian Nazi (died in 1945)Odilo Globocnik Quotes
April 21st, 1898 (April 21 1898)EventSpanish-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 21st, 1894 (April 21 1894)EventNorway formally adopts the Krag-Jorgensen rifle as the main arm of its armed forces, a weapon that would remain in service for almost 50 years.
April 21st, 1889 (April 21 1889)BirthPaul Karrer, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate (died in 1971)
April 21st, 1887 (April 21 1887)BirthJoe McCarthy, American baseball manager (died in 1978)
April 21st, 1882 (April 21 1882)BirthPercy Williams Bridgman, American physicist, Nobel laureate (died in 1961)
April 21st, 1879 (April 21 1879)BirthKartini, Indonesian national figure (died in 1904)
April 21st, 1870 (April 21 1870)BirthEdwin S. Porter, American film pioneer (died in 1941)
April 21st, 1868 (April 21 1868)DeathHenry James O Farrell, Australian would-be assassin of Prince Alfred, Duke of EdinburghHenry James Quotes
April 21st, 1864 (April 21 1864)BirthMax Weber, German economist and sociologist (died in 1920)
April 21st, 1863 (April 21 1863)EventBaha u llah, considered the founder of the Baha i Faith, declares his mission as "He whom God shall make manifest".
April 21st, 1854 (April 21 1854)BirthWilliam Stang, Roman Catholic Bishop (died in 1907)
April 21st, 1852 (April 21 1852)DeathIvan Nabokov, Russian general (born in 1787)
April 21st, 1851 (April 21 1851)BirthCharles Barrois, French geologist (died in 1939)
April 21st, 1838 (April 21 1838)BirthJohn Muir, American environmentalist (died in 1914)John Muir Quotes
April 21st, 1837 (April 21 1837)BirthFredrik Bajer, Danish politician, Nobel laureate (died in 1922)
April 21st, 1836 (April 21 1836)EventTexas Revolution: The Battle of San Jacinto - Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat troops under Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.
April 21st, 1825 (April 21 1825)DeathJohann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathemattician (born in 1765)
April 21st, 1816 (April 21 1816)BirthCharlotte Bronte, English author (died in 1855)Charlotte Bronte Quotes
April 21st, 1815 (April 21 1815)DeathJoseph Winston, U.S. Congressman from North Carolina (born in 1746)
April 21st, 1814 (April 21 1814)BirthAngela Georgina Burdett-Coutts, English philanthropist (died in 1906)
April 21st, 1811 (April 21 1811)BirthAlson Sherman, American politician (died in 1903)
April 21st, 1810 (April 21 1810)BirthJohn Putnam Chapin, American politician (died in 1864)
April 21st, 1793 (April 21 1793)DeathJohn Michell, English seismologist (born in 1724)
April 21st, 1792 (April 21 1792)EventTiradentes, a revolutionary who was leading a movement for Brazil s independence, is hanged, drawn and quartered.
April 21st, 1792 (April 21 1792)DeathTiradentes, Brazilian revolutionary (born in 1746)
April 21st, 1775 (April 21 1775)BirthAlexander Anderson, American illustrator (died in 1870)
April 21st, 1774 (April 21 1774)BirthJean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist (died in 1862)
April 21st, 1767 (April 21 1767)BirthElisabeth of Wurttemberg, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (died in 1790)
April 21st, 1722 (April 21 1722)DeathRobert Beverley, Jr., historian of Colonial Virginia (born in 1673)Robert Ley Quotes
April 21st, 1720 (April 21 1720)DeathAntoine Hamilton, French writer (born in 1646)
April 21st, 1719 (April 21 1719)DeathPhilippe de la Hire, French mathematician and historian (born in 1640)
April 21st, 1713 (April 21 1713)BirthLouis, 4th duc de Noailles, Marshal of France (died in 1793)
April 21st, 1701 (April 21 1701)DeathAsano Naganori, Japanese warlord (born in 1667)
April 21st, 1699 (April 21 1699)DeathJean Racine, French dramatist (born in 1639)Jean Racine Quotes
April 21st, 1673 (April 21 1673)BirthWilhelmina Amalia of Brunswick, Holy Roman Empire Empress (died in 1742)
April 21st, 1671 (April 21 1671)BirthJohn Law, Scottish economist (died in 1729)John Scott Quotes
April 21st, 1652 (April 21 1652)BirthMichel Rolle, French mathematician (died in 1719)
April 21st, 1651 (April 21 1651)BirthBlessed Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon (died in 1711)
April 21st, 1574 (April 21 1574)DeathCosimo I de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (born in 1519)
April 21st, 1557 (April 21 1557)DeathPetrus Apianus, German mathematician (born in 1495)
April 21st, 1555 (April 21 1555)BirthLudovico Carracci, Italian painter (died in 1619)
April 21st, 1551 (April 21 1551)DeathOda Nobuhide, Japanese warlord (born in 1510)
April 21st, 1509 (April 21 1509)EventHenry VIII ascends the throne of England (unofficially) at the death of his father, Henry VII.
April 21st, 1509 (April 21 1509)DeathKing Henry VII of England (born in 1457)
April 21st, 1329 (April 21 1329)DeathFrederick IV, Duke of Lorraine (born in 1282)
April 21st, 1142 (April 21 1142)DeathPierre Abelard, French writer (born in 1079)
April 21st, 1109 (April 21 1109)DeathAnselm of Canterbury, Archbishop of Canterbury
April 21st, 1073 (April 21 1073)DeathPope Alexander IIAlexander Pope Quotes
April 21st, 0753 (April 21 0753)EventRomulus and Remus found Rome (traditional date).

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