April 21 in History – What happened on 21 April in Past

21 April - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on April 21, the day number in a year is 111 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 112. April 21 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

April 21 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
753Romulus and Remus founded Rome, according to the calculationsby Roman scholar Varro Reatinus.
900A debt was pardoned by the Datu of Tondo on the island of Luzon, as inscribed on the Laguna Copperplate Inscription, the earliest known written document found in the Philippines.
1451Bahlol Khan Lodi, the founder of the Lodi dynasty, became the ruler of Delhi.
1509Henry VIII became King of England, following the death of his father Henry VII, eventually becoming a significant figure in the history of the English monarchy.
1526Ibrahim Lodi was killed in the first battle of Panipat between the Mughal ruler Babur and Ibrahim Lodi.
1703A fire (ie, a fire brigade) company was established in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1720Baji Rao I succeeded Peshwa Balaji Vishwanath.
1782A city pillar was erected on Rattanakosin Island, located on the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River, an act considered the founding of the city of Bangkok.
1791In Alexandria, Virginia, the first of forty border stones delineating the boundaries of the new District of Columbia in the United States lay at Jones Point Light.
1815The eastern part of the erstwhile Garhwal Empire was annexed to the Kumaon division under the administration of the British Raj.
1836Texan forces led by Sam Houston defeated General Antonio Lópezde Santa Anna and his Mexican troops in the Battle of San Jacinto near La Porte, the decisive battle in the Texas Revolution.
1863After the Ottoman Empire exiled him from Baghdad, Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith, began his twelve-day stay in the Garden of Ridván where he declared his mission as 'He whom God shall make manifest'.
1895The first film projector developed in the US \ Pantopticon \ was demonstrated.
1908Frederick Cook claimed to have reached the North Pole on this date.
1914Mexican Revolution The United States detained a German steamer carrying material for the Mexican federal government.
1918Manfred von Richthofen, known as the 'Red Baron', was shot downand killed near Vaux-sur-Somme in France, after a career as the most successful fighter pilot of World War I with 80 confirmed air combatvictories.
1934The 'Surgeon's Photograph', the most famous photo purportedly showing the Loch Ness Monster (later revealed to be a hoax) was published in the Daily Mail.
1938Mohammad Iqbal, the famous Urdu language poet of Sare Jahan Se Achcha Hindostan Hamara… passed away in Lahore, Pakistan.
1945During the Second World War, the Soviet Union occupied the outskirts of Berlin.
1960Brasília, a planned city primarily designed by architect and urban planner Lúcio Costa, was officially inaugurated, replacing Rio de Janeiro as the capital of Brazil.
1962The Century 21 Exposition, the first world's fair in the United States since World War II, opened in Seattle, Washington.
1970In response to a long-running dispute over wheat production quotas, the Principality of Hutt River proclaimed its secession from Western Australia.
1975Nguy?n Van Thi?u resigned as President of South Vietnam,and was replaced by Tr?n Van Huong, as communist forces closed inon victory.
1977Major General Ziaurrahman appointed President of Bangladesh.
1983One pound coin was introduced in Britain.
1987More than 100 people died in a bomb blast in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo.
1990Cartoon All Stars to Rescue' shown on all 4 TV networks.
1991The 4th Marathon world cup was achieved by Jones Toestior.
1991Greatest extra-inning comeback, Pitts scores 6 in bottom of 11th erasing 5 run Cub lead, Pirates also trailed 7-2 in bottom of 9th.
1992Radio astronomers Aleksander Wolszczan and Dale Frail announced the discovery of two planets orbiting the pulsar PSR B1257+12, the first definitive detection of exoplanets.
199428 persons were missed after the bombing of Serbian army on distress won in Goradze Bonsia.
1994“Picnic” was opened at criteria Theatre New York city. It was for 45 performances.
1996The opening of “Dericate Bolance” at Prymouth theatre in New York City.
1996Sanjay Thapar of the Indian Air Force was landed on the Northern Dhruv by parachute.
1997Lameck Agula of Kenya won the 101st Baston Marathon.
200468 killed in missile attack in Basra.
2011Continuing the protest against rising inflation by Chinese lorry drivers in Shanghai.
2012Four Species of crabs were discovered of bright purpose colour in the Philippines.
2013Shakuntala Devi, who beat the machine, died in the juggernaut of Akkond.
2016US President Barack Obama embarked on a four-day trip to Britain with Michelle Obama.



Famous Birthdays of April 21:

YearName / Profession / Country
1970Nicole Sullivan / Actress / United States of America
1810John Putnam Chapin / Politician / United States of America
1933Edelmiro Amante / Politician / Philippines
1955Doug Soetaert / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1919Licio Gelli / Financer / Italy
1964Alex Baumann / Swimmer / Canada
1976Petero Civoniceva / Rugby Player / Australia
1916Estella B. Diggs / Politician / United States of America
1959Robert Smith / Writer / United Kingdom
1932Angela Mortimer / Tennis Player / United Kingdom
1932Elaine May / Actress / United States of America
1914Angelo Savoldi / Wrestler / Italy
1889Efrem Zimbalist / Violinist / United States of America
1919Don Cornell / Singer / United States of America
1642Simon de la Loubère / Poet / France
1953John Brumby / Politician / Australia
1939Sister Helen Prejean / Activist / United States of America
1932Slide Hampton / Composer / United States of America
1948Dieter Fromm / Runner / Germany
1898Maurice Wilson / Soldier / United Kingdom
1851Charles Barrois / Geologist / France
1936James Dobson / Psychologist / United States of America
1987Leroy George / Footballer / Netherlands
1965Thomas Helmer / Footballer / Germany
1930Jack Taylor / Footballer / United Kingdom
1925Anthony Mason / Soldier / Australia
1977Doseone / Producer / United States of America
1947Iggy Pop / Writer / United States of America
1982Khalif Barnes / Footballer / United States of America
1915Garrett Hardin / Author / United States of America

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Read in Hindi : 21 अप्रैल की प्रमुख ऐतिहासिक घटनाएं

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