What Happened on April 21

Historical Events

  • 753 BC Romulus and Remus found Rome (traditional date).
  • 1526 Battle at Panipat: Mogol Emperor Babur beats Sultan Ibrahim Lodi - rise of the Mughal Empire
  • 1792 Brazilian revolutionary Tiradentes, is hanged, drawn and quartered in Rio de Janeiro
  • 1863 Bahá'u'lláh, founder of the Bahá'í Faith, enters gardens of Rivden, near Baghdad. Makes the declaration of aha'u'llah during 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
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Did You Know?

Elvis Presley's 1st hit record, "Heartbreak Hotel", becomes #1

On April 21, 1956

Famous Weddings

  • 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
  • 2007 Bolivian model Carla Moron weds architect Pedro Gantier at la Iglesia San Francisco de Santa Cruz
  • 2007 Pop singer sensation Anastacia (38) weds her bodyguard Wayne Newton at the Quinta Real Huatulco in Huatulco, Mexico
  • 2012 Actress Carey Mulligan (26) weds "Mumford & Sons" lead singer Marcus Mumford (25) in Somerset, England
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