On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1898

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Phillies' pitcher Bill Duggleby hits a grand slam on 1st at bat
  • Spanish-American War: The U.S. Congress, on April 25, recognizes that a state of war exists between the United States and Spain

Famous Birthdays

  • Steve Owen, American NFL tackle and coach (NY Giants), born in Cleo Springs, Oklahoma (d. 1964)

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Théodore Gouvy, French-German composer, dies at 78