Category: This Day In History April 21

Categories: This Day In History April


This Day in History for April 21st

Historic Events:

1509 - Henry VIII becomes King of England

1689 - William III & Mary Stuart proclaimed King & Queen of England

1789 - John Adams sworn in as 1st US Vice President (9 days before George Washington)

1878 - First Lady Lucy Hayes begins egg rolling contest on White House lawn

1956 - Elvis Presley's 1st hit record, "Heartbreak Hotel", becomes #1

1997 - Ashes of Timothy Leary & Gene Roddenberry launched into orbit

Famous Birthdays:

1488 - Ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot

1673 - Wilhelmina Amalia of Brunswick, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1742)

1816 - Charlotte Bronte, Thornton England, novelist (Jane Eyre)

1849 - Oskar Hertwig, Germany, embryologist, discovered fertilization

1926 - Elizabeth II, Queen of the Commonwealth Realms from 1952 to the present

1958 - Wikitree-er Vincent :D

Famous Deaths:

1509 - Henry VII, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509), dies at 52

1780 - Ferdinand Zellbell, composer, dies at 60

1910 - Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)], American author (Huckleberry Finn), dies at 74

1918 - Manfred von Richtofen [The Red Baron], German pilot dies after his plane his shot down at 25


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