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Historical Events In April - 21

Thursday, 07 July 2022

1946  Robert Graham, cricketer (3 wkts for S Afr in 2 Tests 1898-99), dies on April - 21.  

1948  On April - 21 1st Polaroid camera was sold in US  

1948  Carlos Lopez Buchardo, composer, dies at 66 on April - 21.  

1951  Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 1 for the Stanley Cup on April - 21.  

1951  On this day in history 5th NBA Championship: Rochester Royals beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3  

1952  On this day in history bOAC begins first passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)  

1952  On this day in history bOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)  

1952  On this day in history leslie Banks, actor (Henry V, 21 Days, Eye Witness), dies at 61  

1954  On this day in history gregori Malenkov becomes premier of USSR  

1954  On April - 21 uSAF flies French battalion to Vietnam  

1955  On this day in history bkln Dodgers win, then record 10th straight game to begin a season  

1956  Elvis Presley's 1st hit record, "Heartbreak Hotel," becomes #1 on April - 21.  

1957  Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open on April - 21.  

1959  On this day in history alf Dean using a rod & reel hooks a 2,664lb, 16' 10" white shark  

1959  1211-kg great white shark becomes largest fish ever caught on a rod on April - 21.  

1960  Brasilia becomes the capital of Brazil on April - 21.  

1960  On this day in history brasilia becomes capital of Brazil  

1961  French army revolts in Algeria on this day in history.  

1961  James Melton opera tenor (Ford Festival), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1961  On April - 21 uSAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,000 m  

1961  On April - 21 dirk U Suffocated chosen as sec-gen of NATO  

1961  James Melton, opera tenor (Ford Festival), dies at 57 on April - 21.  

1962  Century 21 Exposition opens in Seattle, Washington (think Space Needle) on this day in history.  

1962  On this day in history frederick Handley Page designer of first big airplane (40 seats), dies  

1962  On April - 21 century 21 Exposition opens in Seattle, Washington  

1962  On April - 21 frederick Handley Page, designer of 1st big airplane (40 seats), dies  

1963  On April - 21 beatles meet Rolling Stones for first time  

1963  On this day in history the Beatles and The Rolling Stones met for the first time at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, England  

1963  Beatles meet Rolling Stones for 1st time on this day in history.  

1964  On April - 21 pirates & Cubs combine for 9 HRs, Pirates win 8-5  

1965  On April - 21 new York World's Fair reopens for 2nd & final season  

1965  Edward V Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), dies at 72 on April - 21.  

1966  On April - 21 emperor Haile Selassie (Ethiopia) visits Kingston Jamaica  

1967  On April - 21 dodgers first rain out in Los Angeles (after 737 consecutive games)  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1488  Ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot was born on April - 21.  

1546  On this day in history birth of arcangelo Crivelli, composer  

1555  Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (d. 1619) was born on April - 21.  

1619  John A van Riebeeck, colonial director/founder (Cape Colony) was born on April - 21.  

1651  On April - 21 birth of blessed Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon (d. 1711)  

1652  Michel Rolle, French mathematician (d. 1719) was born on this day in history.  

1671  John Law, Scottish economist (d. 1729) was born on April - 21.  

1672  Johann Philipp Kafer, composer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In April - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1073  Alexander II, [Anselmo da Baggio], Pope (1061-73), dies on April - 21.  

1109  Anselmus, philosopher/archbishop of Canterbury, dies on this day in history.  

1142  On April - 21 death of pierre AbĂ©lard, French writer (b. 1079)  

1329  On April - 21 death of frederick IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1282)  

1509  On this day in history henry VII, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509), dies at 52  

1551  Death of Oda Nobuhide, Japanese warlord (b. 1510) on this day in history.  

1552  On this day in history peter Apianus, [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German astronomer, dies at 50  

1557  On this day in history death of petrus Apianus, German mathematician (b. 1495)  

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