April 21 This Day In History

What Happened on April 21

CalendarImportant Events

  • 1792 Brazilian revolutionary Tiradentes, is hanged, drawn and quartered in Rio de Janeiro
  • 1863 Bahá’u’lláh, founder of the Bahá’í Faith, enters garden of Rivden near Baghdad. He makes his declaration as a Messenger of God during the 12 days spent there
  • 1918 World War I: German fighter ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen “The Red Baron“, shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France, Canadian pilot Arthur Roy Brown credited with the kill
  • 1989 Thousands of Chinese crowd into Beijing’s Tiananmen Square cheering students demanding greater political freedom

More Historical EventsApr 21 in Film & TV

  • 1930 “All Quiet on the Western Front” based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Louis Wolheim and Lew Ayres premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Outstanding Production 1930)

Apr 21 in Music

Apr 21 in Sport

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

Do you know this fact about today?Did You Know?

Secretaries’ Day (now Administrative Professionals’ Day) is first celebrated

On April 21, 1952Famous Birthdays

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Would you believe this fact about today?Would You Believe?

Alf Dean using a rod & reel hooks a 2,664lb, 16′ 10″ great white shark off the coast of Ceduna, Australia

On April 21, 1959Famous Weddings

  • 1920 Future UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan (26) weds daughter of the 9th Duke of Devonshire Dorothy Evelyn Cavendish (19) at St. Margaret’s, Westminster
  • 1993 Rolling Stone Bill Wyman weds Suzanne Accosta on French Riveria
  • 2006 Professional drag racer Andrew Hines (22) weds Tanya Phillips at the First Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida

Famous Divorces

  • 1952 American actor Clark Gable (50) and socialite Sylvia Ashley (47) divorce

More Weddings & DivorcesFamous Deaths

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