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On This Day: April 21st

This is 111th day of the year and 254 days remain in the year.

in history
1836
Texan army under Sam Houston defeated Mexicans in the Battle of San Jacinto.
1910
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), author of the novel Huckleberry Finn, died at the age of 74.
1918
Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the notorious World War I German flying ace known as the "Red Baron," was killed in action today.
1960
Brazil inaugurated its new capital, Brasilia.
1975
South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu resigned.
1980
Rosie Ruiz was the first woman to cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon. She was later disqualified for cheating.
1995
Timothy McVeigh was arrested in connection with the Oklahoma City bombing.
1997
The ashes of Timothy Leary, Gene Roddenberry, and 22 others blasted into space for the first space funerals.
April 21 BirthdaysQueen Elizabeth IIEnglish Monarch, 1926-
Tony Romofootball player
John Muirnaturalist
Charlotte Brontënovelist
Anthony Quinnactor



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