Historical Events and Current Affairs on April 21

1420 :Treaty of Saint Maartens Dike
1453 :Turkish fleet sinks ships Golden Receiver in Constantinople
1477 :Maximilian of Habsburg marries Maria of BourgondiČ at proxy
1509 :Henry the 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)
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)
1794 :NYC formally declares coast of Ellis Island publically owned, so
1794 :they can build forts to protect NYC from British
1818 :Franz Grillparzer's "Sappho," premieres in Vienna
1828 :Noah Webster publishes 1st American dictionary
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 :Declaration of Bah 'u'll h; Bah '° Feast of Ridv n (JalÉl 13, 20)
1865 :Abraham Lincoln's funeral train leaves Washington
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 begins
1904 :Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League)
1908 :Frederick A Cook claims to reach North Pole (He didn't)
1913 :Gideon Sundback of Sweden patents the zipper
1914 :US marines occupy Vera Cruz, Mexico, stay 6 months
1920 :John Galsworthy's "Skin Game," premieres in London
1925 :Chuvash Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Chuvash ASSR
1925 :NoČl Coward's "Fallen Angels," premieres in London
1930 :Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills 322
1930 :Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Moskva Golid," premieres in Moscow
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
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 :1st Polaroid camera was sold in US
1952 :BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)
1954 :Gregori Malenkov becomes premier of USSR
1954 :USAF flies French battalion to Vietnam
1955 :J Lawrence & R E Lee's "Inherit the Wind," premieres in NYC
1955 :Minas Gerais Argentina tunnel caves in; 30 die
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
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
1965 :New York World's Fair reopens for 2nd & final season
1966 :Emperor Haile Selassie (Ethiopia) visits Kingston Jamaica
1967 :EO, Evangelical Broadcasting, begins in Netherlands
1967 :Josef Stalin's daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, defects to US
1967 :Military coup in Greece, Konstantinos Kollias becomes premier
1967 :Svetlana Alliluyeva (Josef Stalin's daughter) defects in NYC
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
1970 :team & 9 different batters for two teams, all tie or set records
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 :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
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 :9th Boston Women's Marathon won by Jacqueline Gareau of Can in 2:34:28
1980 :Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWWW Detroit Mich
1980 :Rosie Ruiz disqualified as women's champ she hadn't run entire course
1981 :US furnish $1 billion in arms to Saudi-Arabia
1982 :Dr Michael E Bakey performs 1st successful heart implant
1982 :Dutch Queen Beatrice addresses US Congress
1983 :Soyuz T-8 is launched [04-20?]
1983 :ú1 coin introduced in United Kingdom
1984 :"Nightline" reverts back from 1 hour to ę 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
1985 :Bomb attacks in NATO/AEG-Telefunken building in Brussels
1985 :Flyers 5-Isles 2-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 2-0 lead
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 :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 :Barbra Streisand records "You'll Never Know"
1989 :George W Bush & Edward W Rose become CEO of Texas Rangers
1989 :students demanding greater political freedom
1989 :Thousands of Chinese crowd into Beijing's Tiananmen Square cheering
1990 :"Cartoon All Stars to Rescue" shown on all 4 TV networks
1990 :National League umpire is arrested for stealing baseball cards
1991 :erasing 5 run Cub lead, Pirates also trailed 7-2 in bottom of 9th
1991 :Greatest extra-inning comeback, Pitts scores 6 in bottom of 11th
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
1993 :"Wilder, Wilder, Wilder" opens at Circle in Sq NYC for 30 perfs
1993 :Brazil votes against a monarchy
1993 :Rolling Stone Bill Wyman weds Suzanne Accosta on French Riveria
1994 :"Picnic" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
1994 :Serbian army bombs distress clinic in Goradze Bosnia, 28 killed
1995 :FBI arrested Timothy McVeigh & charge him with Okla City bombing
1996 :"Delicate Balance," opens at Plymouth Theater NYC
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



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