What Happened on April 21, 1916

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Irish nationalist activist and poet Roger Casement is discovered at McKenna's Fort and is arrested by the Royal Irish Constabulary
  • Sir Roger Casement, an Ulster Protestant and ardent Irish nationalist, lands on the coast from a German submarine; he attempts to get German aid for an uprising against the British
  • The Aud, carrying a cargo of 20,000 rifles to assist Irish republicans in staging what would become the 1916 Rising, is captured by the British Navy and forced to sail towards Cork Harbour

Famous Birthdays

  • Sidney Clute, actor, Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey), born in Brooklyn, New York