On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1916

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Ulster Protestant and Irish nationalist Sir Roger Casement lands at Tralee Bay, Ireland from a German submarine; discovered at McKenna's Fort and arrested by the Royal Irish Constabulary

Famous Birthdays

  • Sidney Clute, actor, Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey), born in Brooklyn, New York
1916 Highlights

About April 21, 1916

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus