On This Day in History for April 21

Events in History

  • 753 BC Romulus and Remus found Rome (traditional date)
  • 43 BC Battle of Mutina: Mark Antony is again defeated in battle by Aulus Hirtius, who is killed. Antony fails to capture Mutina and Decimus Brutus is murdered shortly after.
  • 953 Otto I the Great gives Utrecht fishing rights
  • 1104 Dedication of the transept and choir of Abbey of Ste Madeleine Vezelay, France, a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture and an important place of pilgrimage
  • 1420 Treaty of Saint Maartens Dike
  • 1453 Turkish fleet sinks ships Golden Receiver in Constantinople
  • 1486 Sentencia Arbitral de Guadalupe proclaimed by Spanish King Ferdinand II of Aragon freeing Catalan remensa peasants
  • 1521 Battle at Villalar: Emperor Charles I beats Communards
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Weddings in History

  • 1920 Future UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan (26) weds daughter of the 9th Duke of Devonshire Dorothy Evelyn Cavendish (19) at St. Margaret's, Westminster

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