April 21 in History
What happened on April 21 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on april 21 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on april 21 in history.?>
Federal authorities arrest Timothy McVeigh in connection with the Oklahoma City bombing.
The last South Vietnam president, Nguyen Van Thieu, resigns.
Pfc. Milton Lee Olive is awarded the Medal of Honor, posthumously, for bravery during the Vietnam War.
The French army revolts in Algeria.
Brasilia becomes the capital of Brazil.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces that several Doolittle pilots have been executed by Japanese.
German fighter ace Baron von Richthofen, “The Red Baron,” is shot down and killed.
Bill Carlisle, the infamous ‘last train robber,’ robs a train in Hanna, Wyoming.
U.S. Marines occupy Vera Cruz, Mexico. They will stay six months.
Mark Twain dies at the age of 75.
The Spanish-American War begins.
Abraham Lincoln‘s funeral train leaves Washington.
Congress establishes the U.S. Mint.
General Sam Houston defeats Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto. Texas wins independence from Mexico.
William III and Mary II are crowned joint king and queen of England, Scotland and Ireland.
The Maryland Toleration Act is passed, allowing all people freedom of worship.
Mongol Emperor Babur annihilates the Indian Army of Ibrahim Lodi.