Today in History for April 1921

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 24 of 24

2nd - Albert Einstein lectures in New York City on his new "Theory of Relativity"
4th - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
7th - Revolutionary leader, Sun Yat-sen is elected President of China at Canton, though China remains divided into north and south and subject to rivalries of warlords
11th - Iowa imposed 1st state cigarette tax
11th - KDKA broadcast 1st radio sporting event, a boxing match (Ray-Dundee)
11th - Turkestan ASSR forms in Russian SFSR
11th - First sports broadcast on the radio takes place.
11th - The Emirate of Transjordan is created.
13th - Foundation of the Spanish Communist Workers' Party.
14th - NHL Championship: Ottawa Senators sweep Toronto St Patricks in 2 games
14th - Prince Henry opens Rotterdam-Amsterdam-Bremen-Hamburg air route
15th - Black Friday in Britain: leaders of transport and rail unions announce a decision not to call for strike action in support of the miners; the epithet 'black' derives from a widespread feeling that the decision amounted to a breach of solidarity and a betrayal of the miners
Theoretical Physicist Albert EinsteinTheoretical Physicist Albert Einstein 16th - Liberal Freedom League forms in The Hague
18th - Junior Achievement incorporated in Colorado Spring
18th - Philip James Barry's "Punch for Judy" premieres in NYC
19th - 25th Boston Marathon won by Frank Zuna of NJ in 2:18:57.6
19th - Funeral of last German Emperoress, Augusta Victoria
21st - Ottawa Senators beat Vanc Millionaires 3 games to 2 for Stanley Cup [or 4/4]
23rd - Charles Paddock runs world record 100m (10.4 secs)
24th - 1st municipal elections for men & women in Belgium
24th - Under Allies supervision, a plebiscite in the Tyrol favors merging with Germany; unhappy with the outcome, Allies give the area to Italy
27th - Hadjememaar, [Corn de Gelder] elected in Amsterdam
30th - American Professional Football Association reorganizes in Akron
30th - Pope Benedict XV encyclical "On Dante"

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 52 of 52

1st - Douglas Allenbrook, composer
1st - William L Bergsma, composer (Fortunate Island), born in Oakland, California
1st - Ken Reardon, Canadian ice hockey player
3rd - Harry Landers, actor (Ted Hoffman-Ben Casey), born in NYC, New York
3rd - Robert Karvelas, American actor (d. 1991)
4th - Willem J "Wim" the Villiers, S Afr minister of Administration
5th - Lady Fisher, founder (British Women Caring Trust)
5th - Les Jackson, cricket bowler (England twice, 1949 & 1961)
5th - Robert Q Lewis, TV host (Masquerade Party, Robert Q Lewis Show), born in NYC, New York
6th - Andrew Welsh Imbrie, composer
6th - Franta Belsky, British sculptor
6th - Lord Moore of Wolvercote [Philip Brian Cecil Moore], Private Secretary to the Sovereign (UK)
8th - Alfie Bass, actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served), born in London, England
8th - Jan Novak, composer
8th - Virginia O'Brien, actress/singer (Gus, Ziegfeld Follies), born in Los Angeles, California
9th - Frankie Thomas, actor (Tom Corbett Space Cadet), born in NYC, New York
9th - Jean-Marie Balestre, French motorsports official (FIA) (d. 2008)
9th - Yitzhak Navon, President of Israel (1978-83), born in Jerusalem, British Mandate of Palestine,(d. 2015)
10th - Chuck Connors, American actor (Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa), born in Brooklyn, New York
10th - Peter Herbert Penwarden, priest
10th - Sheb Wooley, Erick Oklahoma, vocalist (Purple People Eater, Hee Haw)
11th - Jeff Stollmeyer, cricketer (WI batsman pre/post-war)
11th - Virginia O'Brien, actress (Francis in the Navy), born in Los Angeles, California
11th - Martin Buckmaster, 3rd Viscount Buckmaster, British diplomat
11th - Jim Hearn, American baseball player (d. 1998)
12th - A W Mabbs, archivist
13th - Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza, industrialist
13th - Carlo Prosperi, composer
13th - James Wilson, British Lt-General
13th - Maxwell Henley Harris, Australian poet/publisher (Gift of Blood)
14th - Thomas Schelling, American economist, Nobel laureate
15th - Georgi Timofeyevich Beregovoi, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 3)
15th - Norman Ewart Thurston, musician
16th - Peter Ustinov, actor (Death on Nile, Logan's Run, Billy Budd), born in London, England
17th - Donald Barron, CEO (Midland Bank)
18th - Barbara Hale, Dekalb Ill, actress (Della Street-Perry Mason)
19th - Glyn England, CEO (CEGB, Windcluster Ltd)
19th - Will Ogdon, composer
20th - Donald Gunn MacRae, sociologist
20th - Janine Sutto, French Canadian actress
21st - Jack Fletcher, Forest Hills NY, actor, Grady, Bob Crane Show)
23rd - Janet Blair, Altoona Pa, actress (Leave it to the Girls, Smith Family)
23rd - Warren Spahn, left-handed pitcher (Boston/Milwaukee Braves)
24th - Laci Boldemann, composer
25th - Jean Mogin, Belgian poet
25th - Karel Appel, painter (Vragende Children)
26th - Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City & Guilds Institute)
26th - Jimmy Giuffre, jazz musician
26th - Margaret Gowing, professor (history, science)
28th - Rowland Evans, White Marsh Pa, news reporter (CNN-Evans & Novak)
29th - Cornelis de Jager, Dutch astronomer (Sun)
30th - Roger Easton, American scientist & inventor (GPS), born in Craftsbury, Vermont (d. 2014)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

French President Charles de GaulleFrench President Charles de Gaulle (7th) 7th - French president Charles de Gaulle (30) weds Yvonne Vendroux (20)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 5 of 5

5th - Alphonsus J M Diepenbrock, Dutch composer (Missa), dies at 58
8th - Earnest von Possart, German actor/stage manager, dies
11th - Augusta Victoria, Queen of Prussia/wife of Emperor Wilhelm II, dies
18th - Earnest [Bachigaloupi] Tourniaire, actor (Inkwartiering), dies at 70
29th - Arthur Mold, Brit cricket bowler (1893, banished for throwing), dies

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