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Today is 2021-04-21

YearWhat happened on this date
0953Otto I the Great gives Utrecht fishing rights
1420Treaty of Saint Maartens Dike
1453Turkish fleet sinks ships Golden Receiver in Constantinople
1509Henry the VIII becomes King of England
1521Battle at Villalar: Emperor Charles I beats Communards
1526Battle at Panipat: Mogol Emperor Babur beats Sultan Ibrahim Lodi
1572France and England sign anti-Spanish military covenant
1649Maryland Toleration Act passed, allowing all freedom of worship
1654England and Sweden sign trade agreement
1689William III and Mary Stuart proclaimed King and Queen of England
1739Spain and Naples-Austria sign peace accord
1785Russian tsarina Catharina II ends noble privileges
1789John Adams sworn in as 1st US VP (9 days before Washington)
1794New York City formally declares coast of Ellis Island publically owned, so they can build forts to protect NYC from British
1828Noah Webster publishes 1st American dictionary
1857Alexander Douglas patents the bustle
1862Congress establishes US Mint in Denver - Colorado.
1862Congress establishes US Mint in Denver, Colorado
1878New York installs 1st firehouse pole
1878Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Inscrutabili
1878Ship Azor leaves Charleston with 206 blacks for Liberia
1884Potters Field reopened as Madison Park
18921st buffalo born in Golden Gate Park.
1892Black Longshoremen strike for higher wages in St. Louis, Missouri
1898Spanish-American War begins
1904Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League)
1910Cleveland Naps play 1st game at League Park, lose to Detroit Tigers 5-0
1913German passenger ship Imperator runs aground
1913Gideon Sundback of Sweden patents the zipper
1914US marines occupy Vera Cruz, Mexico, stay 6 months
1925Chuvash Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Chuvash ASSR
1930Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills 322
1934Moe Berg, Senators catcher, plays AL record 117th cons errorless game
1935King Boris of Bulgaria forbids all political parties
19401st $64 Question, Take It or Leave It
1940Netherlands beats Belgium 4-2 in soccer
1941Greece surrenders to Nazi-Germany
1944NFL Chicago Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers merge (dissolves on December 3)
1945Allied troops occupy German nuclear laboratory
1945He Shima Okinawa conquered in 5 days, 5,000 die
1945Russia army arrives at outskirts of Berlin
1945US 7th Army occupies Neurenberg
1946SED, Socialistic Einheitspartei Germany forms in East Germany
19481st Polaroid camera was sold in US
19482nd NBA Championship: Baltimore Bullets beat Philadelphia Warriors, 4 games to 2
19515th NBA Championship: Rochester Royals beat the New York Knicks, 4 games to 3
1951Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 1
1952BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)
1954Gregori Malenkov becomes Premier of the USSR
1954USAF flies French battalion to Vietnam
1955Brooklyn Dodgers win, then record 10th straight game to begin a season
1955Minas Gerais Argentina tunnel caves in; 30 die
1957Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
1957Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fidei Donum
19591211-kg great white shark becomes largest fish ever caught on a rod
1960Brasilia becomes capital of Brazil
1961French army revolts in Algeria
1961USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,000 m
1962Century 21 Exposition opens in Seattle, Washington
1963Beatles meet Rolling Stones for 1st time
1964Pirates and Cubs combine for 9 HRs, Pirates win 8-5
1966Emperor Haile Selassie (Ethiopia) visits Kingston Jamaica
1967Dodgers 1st rain out in Los Angeles (after 737 consecutive games)
1967EO, Evangelical Broadcasting, begins in the Netherlands
1967Military coup in Greece, Konstantinos Kollias becomes Premier
196822nd Tony Awards: Rosencranz and Guilderstern and Hallelujah Baby! win
1968Carol Mann wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
196973rd Boston Marathon won by Yoshiaki Unetani of Japan in 2:13:49
1970Reds clout 7 HRs by 6 batters, Braves counter with 3 HRs, 6 for one team and 9 different batters for two teams, all tie or set records
1971Original Codex Reguis (with Edda-liederen) returns to Iceland
1972John Young and Charles Duke explores Moon (Apollo 16)
1972Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 4 (Copernicus) launched
197428th Tony Awards: River Niger and Raisin win
19743rd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Jo Ann Prentice
197579th Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:09:55
1975Last South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after 10 years
1975Liane Winter wins world record female Boston marathon (2:42:24)
1976Swine Flu vaccine, for non-epidemic, enters testing
1977Annie" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 2377 performances"""
1977Billy Martin pulls Yankee line-up out of a hat, beats Blue Jays 8-6
1977Broadway play Annie" opens"
1977C Strouse and M Charnins musical Annie
1977Zia ur-Rahman appointed President of Bangladesh
1979Carmelina" closes at St. James Theater NYC after 17 performances"""
198084th Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:12:11
1980Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWWW Detroit, Michigan
1981US furnish $1 billion in arms to Saudi-Arabia
1982Atlanta Braves win their 13th straight game
1982Dr Michael E Bakey performs 1st successful heart implant
1982Dutch Queen Beatrice addresses US Congress
1983Soyuz T-8 is launched [04-20?]
1984After 37 weeks, Thriller" is knocked off as top album by ""Footloose"""""
1984Centers for Disease Cont says virus discovered in France causes AIDS
1984Franz Weber of Austria skis downhill at a record 209.8 km/h
1985Bomb attacks in NATO / AEG-Telefunken building in Brussels
1985Flyers 5-Isles 2 - Patrick Division Finals - Flyers hold 2-0 lead
1985Ingrid Kristiansen wins London Marathon in a record 2:21:06
1985Patty Sheehan wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament
198690th Boston Marathon won by Rob de Castella of Australia in 2:07:51
1986Bob Hering sets Formula One power boat record (165.338 mph, Arizona)
1987Brewers lose, ending AL season-opening winning streak at 13 games
1987Dow Jones Average soared 664.7; 2nd biggest one-day gain in history
1987Milwaukee Brewers lose after 13th straight victory to start season
1987Tamil bomb attack in Colombo Sri Lanka, 115 killed
1989George W Bush and Edward W Rose become CEO of Texas Rangers
1990Cartoon All Stars to Rescue" shown on all 4 TV networks"""
1990National League umpire is arrested for stealing baseball cards
1990Reds win running their record to 9-0, best start in club history
199152nd PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus
1991Greatest extra-inning comeback, Pittsburgh scores 6 in bottom of 11th erasing 5 run Cub lead, Pirates also trailed 7-2 in bottom of 9th
1991Jakov Tolstikov wins 4th World Cup marathon (2:09:17)
1991Rosa Mota wins 4th World Cup female marathon (2:26:14)
1992High Rollers" opens at Helen Hayes theater on Broadway"""
1992Mobil Oil tug with 12,000 gallons of oil run aground in Arthur Kill
1993Brazil votes against a monarchy
1993Rolling Stone Bill Wyman weds Suzanne Accosta on French Riveria
1994Picnic" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances"""
1994Eddie Murray sets record for switch hit HRS in a games (11 times)
1994Serbian army bombs distress clinic in Goradze Bosnia, 28 killed
1995Boston Celtics final game at Boston Gardens, New York Knicks win 98-92
1995FBI arrested Timothy McVeigh and charge him with Okla City bombing
1996Delicate Balance
199657th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Hale Irwin
1996Barb Mucha wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Golf Championship
1996Chicago Bulls win NBA record 72 games (72-8)
1996Matabeleland beat Mashonaland Country District to win Logan Cup
1996Wayne James scores 99 and 99 and ct 11 stp 2 in Logan Cup Final
1997101st Boston Marathon won by Lameck Aguta of Kenya in 2:10:34
1997Ashes of Timothy Leary and Gene Roddenberry launched into orbit

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