On This Day in History for April 21 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 122 of 122

  • 1985 Bomb attacks in NATO/AEG-Telefunken building in Brussels
  • 1986 Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone's vault on TV & finds nothing
  • 1987 Dow Jones Average soared 664.7; 2nd biggest one-day gain in history
  • 1987 Tamil bomb attack in Colombo Sri Lanka, 115 killed
  • 1989 Thousands of Chinese crowd into Beijing's Tiananmen Square cheering students demanding greater political freedom
  • 1990 Reds win running their record to 9-0, best start in club history
  • 1991 Greatest extra-inning comeback, Pitts scores 6 in bottom of 11th erasing 5 run Cub lead, Pirates also trailed 7-2 in bottom of 9th
  • 1991 French underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio discovers the San Diego, Dutch galleon sunk in 1600 off Fortune Island in the Philippines
  • 1992 Mobil Oil tug with 12,000 gallons of oil run aground in Arthur Kill (a tidal strait separating Staten Island, New York City from mainland New Jersey, USA)
  • 1992 Robert Alton Harris is put to death in the California Gas Chamber for 3 murders.
  • 1993 Brazil votes against a monarchy
  • 1994 Serbian army bombs distress clinic in Goradze Bosnia, 28 killed
  • 1994 The first discoveries of extrasolar planets are announced by astronomer Alexander Wolszczan.
  • 1995 FBI arrested Timothy McVeigh & charge him with Oklahoma City bombing
  • 1996 Matabeleland beat Mashonaland Country Dist to win Logan Cup
  • 1996 Wayne James scores 99 & 99 & ct 11 stp 2 in Logan Cup Final
  • 1997 Ashes of Timothy Leary & Gene Roddenberry launched into orbit
  • 2008 The United States Air Force retires the F-117 Nighthawk.
  • 2012 Two trains in Sloterdijk, Netherlands, injure 117 people in a head on collision
  • 2013 185 people are killed in a conflict between Islamic extremists and the Nigerian military
  • 2013 Horacio Cartes is elected President of Paraguay

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2016 US President Barack Obama begins a 4 day visit to the UK with Michelle Obama

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
US First Lady Michelle Obama
US First Lady
Michelle Obama

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