April 21st Events

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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, 1994 (April 21 1994)EventThe first discoveries of extrasolar planets are announced by astronomer Alexander Wolszczan.
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, 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, 1982 (April 21 1982)EventRollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.
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, 1970 (April 21 1970)EventThe Hutt River Province Principality secedes from Australia.
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, 1965 (April 21 1965)EventThe 1964-1965 New York World s Fair opens for its second and final season.
April 21st, 1963 (April 21 1963)EventThe Universal House of Justice of the Baha i Faith is elected for the first time.
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, 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, 1952 (April 21 1952)EventSecretary s Day (now Administrative Professionals Day) is first celebrated.
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, 1944 (April 21 1944)EventWomen in France receive the right to vote.
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 1792 (April 21 1792)EventTiradentes, a revolutionary who was leading a movement for Brazil s independence, is hanged, drawn and quartered.
April 21st, 1509 (April 21 1509)EventHenry VIII ascends the throne of England (unofficially) at the death of his father, Henry VII.
April 21st, 0753 (April 21 0753)EventRomulus and Remus found Rome (traditional date).

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