April 21 Today In Hstory

Today’s Important Historical Events

753 BC Romulus and Remus found Rome (traditional date)

1526 First Battle of Panipat: Central Asian conqueror Babur defeats Sultan Ibrahim Lodi, establishing the Mughal Empire in India

1792 Brazilian revolutionary Tiradentes, is hanged, drawn and quartered in Rio de Janeiro

1863 Bahá’u’lláh, founder of the Bahá’í Faith, enters garden of Rivden near Baghdad. He makes his declaration as a Messenger of God during the 12 days spent there

1918 World War I: German fighter ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen “The Red Baron“, shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France, Canadian pilot Arthur Roy Brown credited with the kill

1989 Thousands of Chinese crowd into Beijing’s Tiananmen Square cheering students demanding greater political freedom

Today’s Historical Events

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

1420 Treaty of Saint Maartens Dike

1453 Turkish fleet sinks ships Golden Receiver in Constantinople

1521 Battle at Villalar: Emperor Charles I beats Communards

1526 First Battle of Panipat: Central Asian conqueror Babur defeats Sultan Ibrahim Lodi, establishing the Mughal Empire in India

1536 Thomas Cromwell begins to plot Anne Boleyn‘s downfall while feigning illness

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1925 Noël Coward‘s “Fallen Angels” premieres in London

1928 “The Passion of Joan of Arc“, directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, starring Renée Jeanne Falconetti and Eugène Silvain, is released in Denmark

1930 “All Quiet on the Western Front” based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Louis Wolheim and Lew Ayres premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Outstanding Production 1930)

1940 1st $64 Question, “Take It or Leave It,” on CBS Radio

1962 9th National Film Awards (India): “Bhagini Nivedita” wins the Golden Lotus

1984 “Nightline” reverts back from 1 hour to ½ hour

1984 After 37 weeks Michael Jackson‘s album “Thriller” is knocked off as top album by movie soundtrack for “Footloose”

1986 Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone‘s vault on live TV and finds nothing, except great ratings for his spectacle

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1956 Elvis Presley‘s 1st hit record, “Heartbreak Hotel”, becomes #1

1963 Beatles meet The Rolling Stones for the 1st time

1977 C Strouse & M Charnin’s musical “Annie” opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 2377 performances

1979 “Carmelina” closes at St James Theater NYC after 17 performances

1992 “High Rollers” opens at Helen Hayes theater on Broadway

1992 Allen Toussaint’s musical revue “High Rollers Social & Pleasure Club” opens at the Helen Hayes Theater, NYC; runs for 13 performances.

1993 “Wilder, Wilder, Wilder” opens at Circle in Sq NYC for 30 performances

1994 “Picnic” opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1898 Phillies’ pitcher Bill Duggleby hits a grand slam on 1st at bat

1902 6th Boston Marathon won by Sam Mellor in 2:43:12

1904 Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League)

1910 Cleve Naps play 1st game at League Park, lose to Det Tigers 5-0

1913 17th Boston Marathon won by Fritz Carlson in 2:25:14.8

1919 23rd Boston Marathon won by Carl Linder in 2:29:13.4

1924 28th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar for the third consecutive year in 2:29:40.2; 4th race victory

1925 No baseball games played in NL due to Charles Ebbets’ funeral

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