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30th of November -0001 EVENT The Laguna Copperplate Inscription: the Honourable Namwaran and his children, Lady Angkatan and Bukah, are granted pardon from all their debts by the Commander and Chief of Tundun, as represented by the Honourable Jayadewa, Lord Minister of Pailah. Luzon, Philippines.
21st of April 1509 EVENT Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII.
21st of April 1519 EVENT Hernan Cortes lands in Veracruz, Veracruz
21st of April 1792 EVENT Tiradentes, a revolutionary leading a movement for Brazil's independence, is hanged, drawn and quartered.
21st of April 1809 EVENT Two Austrian army corps are driven from Landshut by a First French Empire army led by Napoleon I of France as two French corps to the north hold off the main Austrian army on the first day of the Battle of Eckmuhl.
21st of April 1836 EVENT Texas Revolution: The Battle of San Jacinto : Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat troops under Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.
21st of April 1863 EVENT Baha'u'llah, the founder of the Baha'i Faith, declares his mission as "He whom God shall make manifest".
21st of April 1894 EVENT Norway formally adopts the Krag-J?rgensen rifle as the main arm of its armed forces, a weapon that would remain in service for almost 50 years.
21st of April 1898 EVENT Spanish-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.
21st of April 1918 EVENT World War I: German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in France.
21st of April 1922 EVENT The first Aggie Muster is held as a remembrance for fellow Texas A&M graduates who had died in the previous year.
21st of April 1941 EVENT Emmanouil Tsouderos becomes the 132nd Prime Minister of Greece.
21st of April 1942 EVENT World 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 Texas A&M graduates who are under his command), while 1.8 million pounds of shells pounded the island over a 5 hour attack.
21st of April 1945 EVENT World War II: Soviet Union forces south of Berlin at Zossen attack the German High Command headquarters.
21st of April 1952 EVENT Secretary's Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated.
21st of April 1960 EVENT Founding of the Orthodox Baha'i Faith in Washington, D.C.
21st of April 1960 EVENT Brasilia, Brazil's capital, is officially inaugurated. At 9:30 am the Three Powers of the Republic are simultaneously transferred from the old capital, Rio de Janeiro.
21st of April 1962 EVENT The Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens. It is the first World's Fair in the United States since World War II.
21st of April 1963 EVENT The Universal House of Justice of the Baha'i Faith is elected for the first time.
21st of April 1964 EVENT A Transit-5bn satellite fails to reach orbit after launch; as it re-enters the atmosphere, 2.1 pounds (0.95 kg) of radioactive plutonium in its SNAP RTG power source is widely dispersed.
21st of April 1965 EVENT The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair opens for its second and final season.
21st of April 1966 EVENT Rastafari movement: Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visits Jamaica, an event now celebrated as Grounation Day.
21st of April 1967 EVENT Greek military junta of 1967 : 1974: A 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.
21st of April 1970 EVENT The Hutt River Province Principality secedes from Australia.
21st of April 1975 EVENT Vietnam 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.
21st of April 1982 EVENT Baseball: Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.
21st of April 1987 EVENT The Tamil Tigers are blamed for a car bomb that explodes in the Sri Lankan city of Colombo, killing 106 people.
21st of April 1989 EVENT Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989: In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang.
21st of April 1993 EVENT The Supreme Court in La Paz, Bolivia, sentences former dictator Luis Garcia Meza to 30 years in jail without parole for murder, theft, fraud and violating the constitution.
21st of April 1994 EVENT The first discoveries of extrasolar planets are announced by astronomer Alexander Wolszczan.
21st of April 2004 EVENT Five suicide car bombers target police stations in and around Basra, killing 74 people and wounding 160.
21st of April 1555 BIRTHDAY Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (d. 1619)
21st of April 1651 BIRTHDAY Blessed Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon (d. 1711)
21st of April 1652 BIRTHDAY Michel Rolle, French mathematician (d. 1719)
21st of April 1671 BIRTHDAY John Law, Scottish economist (d. 1729)
21st of April 1673 BIRTHDAY Wilhelmina Amalia of Brunswick, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1742)
21st of April 1713 BIRTHDAY Louis, 4th duc de Noailles, Marshal of France (d. 1793)
21st of April 1729 BIRTHDAY Catherine II of Russia, known as 'Catherine the Great' (d. 1796)
21st of April 1767 BIRTHDAY Elisabeth of Wurttemberg, Archduchess of Austria (d. 1790)
21st of April 1774 BIRTHDAY Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist (d. 1862)
21st of April 1775 BIRTHDAY Alexander Anderson, American illustrator (d. 1870)
21st of April 1810 BIRTHDAY John Putnam Chapin, American politician (d. 1864)
21st of April 1811 BIRTHDAY Alson Sherman, American politician (d. 1903)
21st of April 1814 BIRTHDAY Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts, English philanthropist (d. 1906)
21st of April 1816 BIRTHDAY Charlotte Bronte, English author (d. 1855)
21st of April 1837 BIRTHDAY Fredrik Bajer, Danish politician, Nobel laureate (d. 1922)
21st of April 1838 BIRTHDAY John Muir, Scottish environmentalist (d. 1914)
21st of April 1851 BIRTHDAY Charles Barrois, French geologist (d. 1939)
21st of April 1854 BIRTHDAY William Stang, Roman Catholic Bishop (d. 1907)
21st of April 1864 BIRTHDAY Max Weber, German economist and sociologist (d. 1920)
21st of April 1870 BIRTHDAY Edwin S. Porter, American film pioneer (d. 1941)
21st of April 1879 BIRTHDAY Kartini, Indonesian national figure (d. 1904)
21st of April 1882 BIRTHDAY Percy Williams Bridgman, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1961)
21st of April 1887 BIRTHDAY Joe McCarthy, American baseball manager (d. 1978)
21st of April 1889 BIRTHDAY Paul Karrer, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
21st of April 1898 BIRTHDAY Maurice Wilson, Everest climber, Yorkshire hero (d. 1934)
21st of April 1904 BIRTHDAY Odilo Globocnik, Austrian Nazi (d. 1945)
21st of April 1905 BIRTHDAY Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, Governor of California (d. 1996)
21st of April 1907 BIRTHDAY Wade Mainer, American singer and banjoist
21st of April 1911 BIRTHDAY Ivan Combe, American inventor (d. 2000)
21st of April 1911 BIRTHDAY Leonard Warren, American opera baritone (d. 1960)
21st of April 1912 BIRTHDAY Marcel Camus, French film director (d. 1982)
21st of April 1914 BIRTHDAY Norman Panama, American screenwriter (d. 2003)
21st of April 1915 BIRTHDAY Anthony Quinn, Mexican-born American actor (d. 2001)
21st of April 1915 BIRTHDAY Garrett Hardin, American ecologist (d. 2003)
21st of April 1918 BIRTHDAY Eddy Christiani, Dutch singer and guitarist
21st of April 1919 BIRTHDAY Don Cornell, American singer (d. 2004)
21st of April 1920 BIRTHDAY Ronald Magill, British actor (d. 2007)
21st of April 1920 BIRTHDAY Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (d. 1991)
21st of April 1923 BIRTHDAY John Mortimer, English barrister and writer (d. 2009)
21st of April 1924 BIRTHDAY Ira Louvin, Country music singer, songwriter, and musician (d. 1965)
21st of April 1925 BIRTHDAY Sir Anthony Mason, former Chief Justice of Australia
21st of April 1926 BIRTHDAY Arthur Rowley, English footballer (d. 2002)
21st of April 1926 BIRTHDAY Elizabeth II, Queen of the Commonwealth realms
21st of April 1927 BIRTHDAY Gerald Flood, British actor (d. 1989)
21st of April 1930 BIRTHDAY Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (d. 1989)
21st of April 1932 BIRTHDAY Elaine May, American comedian
21st of April 1935 BIRTHDAY Charles Grodin, American actor
21st of April 1935 BIRTHDAY Thomas Kean, American politician
21st of April 1936 BIRTHDAY James Dobson, American evangelist
21st of April 1939 BIRTHDAY Helen Prejean, American author and activist
21st of April 1944 BIRTHDAY Adrian Hurley, Australian basketball coach
21st of April 1945 BIRTHDAY Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (d. 2000)
21st of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Iggy Pop, American musician (The Stooges)
21st of April 1947 BIRTHDAY John Weider, British rock musician (Eric Burdon and the Animals, Family)
21st of April 1948 BIRTHDAY Gary Condit, American politician
21st of April 1948 BIRTHDAY Paul Davis, American singer (d. 2008)
21st of April 1949 BIRTHDAY Patti LuPone, American singer and actress
21st of April 1951 BIRTHDAY Tony Danza, American actor and comedian
21st of April 1951 BIRTHDAY Michael Hartley Freedman, American mathematician
21st of April 1951 BIRTHDAY Bob Varsha, American motor sports TV commentator
21st of April 1951 BIRTHDAY Steve Vickers, Canadian hockey player
21st of April 1954 BIRTHDAY James Morrison, American actor
21st of April 1954 BIRTHDAY Ebiet G. Ade, Indonesian singer
21st of April 1956 BIRTHDAY Phillip Longman, American demographer
21st of April 1957 BIRTHDAY Edward Leslie, American professional wrestler
21st of April 1958 BIRTHDAY Andie MacDowell, American actress
21st of April 1958 BIRTHDAY Michael Zarnock, American author and columnist
21st of April 1958 BIRTHDAY Yoshito Usui, Japanese manga artist
21st of April 1959 BIRTHDAY Jerry Only, American musician (The Misfits)
21st of April 1959 BIRTHDAY Robert Smith, British musician (The Cure)
21st of April 1959 BIRTHDAY Tim Jacobus, American artist (Goosebumps)
21st of April 1959 BIRTHDAY Michael Timmins, Canadian musician (Cowboy Junkies)
21st of April 1960 BIRTHDAY Michel Goulet, Canadian ice hockey player
21st of April 1962 BIRTHDAY Les Lancaster, American baseball player
21st of April 1963 BIRTHDAY Ken Caminiti, American baseball player (d. 2004)
21st of April 1963 BIRTHDAY Roy Dupuis, Canadian actor
21st of April 1963 BIRTHDAY John Cameron Mitchell, American film director
21st of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Ludmila Engquist, Russian-born Swedish athlete
21st of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Alex Baumann, Canadian swimmer
21st of April 1965 BIRTHDAY Ed Belfour, Canadian ice hockey player
21st of April 1965 BIRTHDAY Karen Foster, American model (Playboy)
21st of April 1965 BIRTHDAY Fiona Kelleghan, American academic and critic
21st of April 1965 BIRTHDAY Gary Grant, American basketball player
21st of April 1966 BIRTHDAY Michael Franti, American musician
21st of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Toby Stephens, British actor
21st of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Robin Meade, American news anchor
21st of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Glen Hansard, Irish songwriter and actor
21st of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Nicole Sullivan, American actress
21st of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Rob Riggle, American comedian
21st of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Alexander Kravchenko, Russian poker player
21st of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Michael Turner, American comic book artist (d. 2008)
21st of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Eric Mabius, American actor
21st of April 1972 BIRTHDAY Gwendal Peizerat, French ice dancer
21st of April 1972 BIRTHDAY Severina Vuckovic, Croatian singer
21st of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Jonathan Nsenga, Belgian athlete
21st of April 1975 BIRTHDAY Tha Trademarc, American hip hop artist
21st of April 1976 BIRTHDAY Rommel Adducul, Filipino basketball player
21st of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Doseone, American rapper
21st of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Jamie Sale, Canadian figure skater
21st of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Jacob Burns, Australian footballer
21st of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Jukka Nevalainen, Finnish drummer (Nightwish)
21st of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Branden Steineckert, American drummer (Rancid, The Used)
21st of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Tobias Linderoth, Swedish footballer
21st of April 1979 BIRTHDAY James McAvoy, Scottish actor
21st of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Jeff Keppinger, American baseball player
21st of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Tony Romo, American football player
21st of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Vincent Lecavalier, Canadian hockey player
21st of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Martin Rosete, Spanish film director and publicist
21st of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Stephanie Larimore, American model
21st of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Carnell Williams, American football player
21st of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Tarvaris Jackson, American football player
21st of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Pawe? Brozek, Polish footballer
21st of April 1984 BIRTHDAY Shayna Fox, American voice actress
21st of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Audra Cohen, American tennis player
21st of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Alexander Edler, Swedish hockey player
21st of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Rodney Stuckey, American basketball player
21st of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Mirko Valdifiori, Italian footballer
21st of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Eric Devendorf, American basketball player
21st of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Nadif Chowdhury, Bangladeshi cricketer
21st of April 1988 BIRTHDAY Robbie Amell, Canadian actor
21st of April 1988 BIRTHDAY Pedro Mosquera Parada, Spanish footballer
21st of April 2007 BIRTHDAY Princess Isabella of Denmark
21st of April 0866 DEATH Bardas, Byzantine noble and minister (Born unknown)
21st of April 1073 DEATH Pope Alexander II
21st of April 1109 DEATH Anselm of Canterbury, Archbishop of Canterbury (Born 1033)
21st of April 1142 DEATH Pierre Abelard, French writer (Born 1079)
21st of April 1329 DEATH Frederick IV, Duke of Lorraine (Born 1282)
21st of April 1509 DEATH King Henry VII of England (Born 1457)
21st of April 1551 DEATH Oda Nobuhide, Japanese warlord (Born 1510)
21st of April 1557 DEATH Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (Born 1495)
21st of April 1574 DEATH Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (Born 1519)
21st of April 1699 DEATH Jean Racine, French dramatist (Born 1639)
21st of April 1701 DEATH Asano Naganori, Japanese warlord (Born 1667)
21st of April 1719 DEATH Philippe de la Hire, French mathematician and historian (Born 1640)
21st of April 1720 DEATH Antoine Hamilton, French writer (Born 1646)
21st of April 1722 DEATH Robert Beverley, Jr., historian of Colonial Virginia (Born 1673)
21st of April 1792 DEATH Tiradentes, Brazilian revolutionary (Born 1746)
21st of April 1815 DEATH Joseph Winston, U.S. Congressman from North Carolina (Born 1746)
21st of April 1825 DEATH Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician (Born 1765)
21st of April 1852 DEATH Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (Born 1787)
21st of April 1863 DEATH Sir Robert Bateson, 1st Baronet, Irish nobility (Born 1782)
21st of April 1868 DEATH Henry James O'Farrell, Australian would-be assassin of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh
21st of April 1910 DEATH Mark Twain, American author and humorist (Born 1835)
21st of April 1918 DEATH Manfred von Richthofen, German pilot (Born 1892)
21st of April 1922 DEATH Alessandro Moreschi, Italian castrato (Born 1858)
21st of April 1924 DEATH Eleonora Duse, Italian actress (Born 1858)
21st of April 1930 DEATH Robert Bridges, English poet (Born 1844)
21st of April 1938 DEATH Allama Iqbal, Urdu philosopher and poet (Born 1877)
21st of April 1945 DEATH Walter Model, German field marshal (Born 1891)
21st of April 1946 DEATH John Maynard Keynes, English economist (Born 1883)
21st of April 1948 DEATH Aldo Leopold, American ecologist and author (Born 1887)
21st of April 1956 DEATH Charles MacArthur, American writer (Born 1895)
21st of April 1965 DEATH Edward Victor Appleton, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (Born 1892)
21st of April 1971 DEATH Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier, Haitian dictator (Born 1907)
21st of April 1973 DEATH Arthur Fadden, 13th Prime Minister of Australia (Born 1894)
21st of April 1974 DEATH Charles "Chic" Harley, American football player (Born 1895)
21st of April 1977 DEATH Gummo Marx, American actor and comedian (Born 1892)
21st of April 1977 DEATH Issy Bonn, British actor and musician (Born 1893)
21st of April 1978 DEATH Sandy Denny, British vocalist (Born 1947)
21st of April 1978 DEATH Thomas Wyatt Turner, American civil rights advocate and agricultural engineer (Born 1877)
21st of April 1980 DEATH Sohrab Sepehri, Persian poet and painter (Born 1928)
21st of April 1980 DEATH Aleksandr Oparin, Russian biochemist (Born 1894)
21st of April 1983 DEATH Walter Slezak, Austrian actor (Born 1902)
21st of April 1984 DEATH Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian mountaineer (Born 1943)
21st of April 1985 DEATH Rudi Gernreich, Austrian fashion designer (Born 1922)
21st of April 1985 DEATH Foster Hewitt, Canadian radio pioneer (Born 1902)
21st of April 1985 DEATH Tancredo de Almeida Neves, Brazil banker and elected president (Born 1910)
21st of April 1986 DEATH Salah Jaheen, Egyptian poet and cartoonist (Born 1930)
21st of April 1989 DEATH Princess Dukhye of Korea (Born 1912)
21st of April 1990 DEATH Erte, French artist (Born 1892)
21st of April 1991 DEATH Willi Boskovsky, Austrian violinist and conductor (Born 1909)
21st of April 1996 DEATH Dzhokhar Dudaev, Chechen leader (Born 1944)
21st of April 1996 DEATH Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder, American bookie and sports broadcaster (Born 1919)
21st of April 1998 DEATH Jean-Francois Lyotard, French philosopher and sociologist (Born 1924)
21st of April 1999 DEATH Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, American actor and musician (Born 1904)
21st of April 2000 DEATH Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (Born 1929)
21st of April 2003 DEATH Nina Simone, American singer and pianist (Born 1933)
21st of April 2004 DEATH Mary McGrory, American journalist (Born 1918)
21st of April 2005 DEATH Gerry Marshall, British racing driver (Born 1941)
21st of April 2006 DEATH T.K. Ramakrishnan, Indian politician (Born 1922)
21st of April 2006 DEATH Tele Santana, Brazilian football manager and former player (Born 1931)
21st of April 2007 DEATH Lobby Loyde, Australian guitarist and songwriter (Born 1941)
21st of April 2008 DEATH Al Wilson, American singer (Born 1939)
21st of April 2010 DEATH Gustav Lorentzen, Norwegian singer-songwriter (Born 1947)
21st of April 2010 DEATH Juan Antonio Samaranch, International Olympic Committee president (Born 1920)
21st of April 2011 DEATH Elisabeth Sladen, English Actor (Born 1958)

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