Monday, May 23, 2022 (Week 21)

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.

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1995
Federal authorities arrest Timothy McVeigh in connection with the Oklahoma City bombing.
1975
The last South Vietnam president, Nguyen Van Thieu, resigns.
1966
Pfc. Milton Lee Olive is awarded the Medal of Honor, posthumously, for bravery during the Vietnam War.
1961
The French army revolts in Algeria.
1960
Brasilia becomes the capital of Brazil.
1943
President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces that several Doolittle pilots have been executed by Japanese.
1918
German fighter ace Baron von Richthofen, “The Red Baron,” is shot down and killed.
1916
Bill Carlisle, the infamous ‘last train robber,’ robs a train in Hanna, Wyoming.
1914
U.S. Marines occupy Vera Cruz, Mexico. They will stay six months.
1910
Mark Twain dies at the age of 75.
1898
The Spanish-American War begins.
1865
Abraham Lincoln‘s funeral train leaves Washington.
1862
Congress establishes the U.S. Mint.
1836
General Sam Houston defeats Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto. Texas wins independence from Mexico.
1689
William III and Mary II are crowned joint king and queen of England, Scotland and Ireland.
1649
The Maryland Toleration Act is passed, allowing all people freedom of worship.
1526
Mongol Emperor Babur annihilates the Indian Army of Ibrahim Lodi.