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
- More Events in History
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
More Weddings in History
April in History
A Son, A Son – My Wife For A Son!Henry VIII, who became King of England on this day in history, disposed of two wives in his quest for a son and heir – and was to marry four others.
April 21, 1509
First Battle of PanipatThe Battle of Panipat, fought between the invading forces of Babur and the Lodi Kingdom
April 21, 1526
Richard Nixon, The Only US President to ResignRichard Nixon became the only US President ever to resign from office, brought down by scandal over the Watergate office break-in and its attempted cover-up.
April 22, 1994
Portuguese Discover BrazilPedro Álvares Cabral sees the land that would later be known as Brazil for the first time
April 22, 1500