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Today In History - April 21

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Today in History in 753 Romulus and Remus found Rome; in 1789 John Adams was sworn in as the first U.S. Vice President; and in 1878 First Lady Lucy Hayes began the egg rolling contest on the White House lawn.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 753 BC - Romulus and Remus found Rome (traditional date).
  • 1509 - Henry VIII crowned King of England
  • 1526 - Battle at Panipat: Mogol Emperor Babur beats Sultan Ibrahim Lodi - rise of the Mughal Empire
  • 1536 - Thomas Cromwell begins to plot Anne Boleyn's downfall while feigning illness
  • 1789 - John Adams sworn in as 1st US VP (9 days before Washington)
  • 1792 - Tiradentes, a revolutionary leading movement for Brazil's independence, is hanged, drawn and quartered.
  • 1865 - Abraham Lincoln's funeral train leaves Washington
  • 1878 - First Lady Lucy Hayes begins egg rolling contest on White House lawn
  • 1918 - World War I: German fighter ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen, known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France. Canadian pilot Captain Arthur Roy Brown was credited with the kill.
  • 1956 - Elvis Presley's 1st hit record, "Heartbreak Hotel", becomes #1
  • 1989 - Thousands of Chinese crowd into Beijing's Tiananmen Square cheering students demanding greater political freedom

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1816 - Charlotte Brontë,English novelist (Jane Eyre), born in Thornton, West Yorkshire
  • 1882 - Percy Williams Bridgman, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1961)
  • 1926 - Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, 1952- ), born in London, England
  • 1949 - Patti LuPone, Northport NY, actress/singer (Evita, Life Goes On)

Famous Weddings

  • 1993 - Rolling Stone Bill Wyman weds Suzanne Accosta on French Riveria
  • 2006 - Professional drag racer Andrew Hines (22) weds Tanya Phillips at the First Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida
  • 2007 - Bolivian model Carla Moron weds architect Pedro Gantier at la Iglesia San Francisco de Santa Cruz
  • 2007 - Pop singer sensation Anastacia (38) weds her bodyguard Wayne Newton at the Quinta Real Huatulco in Huatulco, Mexico
  • 2012 - Actress Carey Mulligan (26) weds "Mumford & Sons" lead singer Marcus Mumford (25) in Somerset, England

Famous Deaths

  • 1719 - Philippe de la Hire, French mathematician and historian (b. 1640)
  • 1722 - Robert Beverley, Jr., historian of Colonial Virginia (b. 1673)
  • 1730 - Jan Palfijn, Flemish physician/inventor (forceps), dies at 79
  • 1910 - Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens], American author (Huckleberry Finn), dies at 74
  • 1918 - Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron], German pilot dies after his plane his shot down at 25
  • 1996 - Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder, oddsmaker/sportscaster (CBS), dies at 76
  • 1999 - Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, American actor and musician (b. 1904)
  • 2008 - Al Wilson, American singer (b. 1939)

To see more events, birthdays and deaths listed at Today in History from Click on EXTRAS at the top of the Lincoln Herald home page then click Today in History.


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