What happened this day in history April 21

What are the important events that happened on April 21? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 21: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 21 is the 111st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 254 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 8, 2019 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 25,930,080 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectadecahenagon’ day.

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Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 279 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,312 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 21 Historical Events

  • 1509
    Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII.
  • 1863
    Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith, declares his mission as “He whom God shall make manifest”.
  • 1894
    Norway formally adopts the Krag-Jørgensen rifle as the main arm of its armed forces, a weapon that would remain in service for almost 50 years.
  • 1922
    The first Aggie Muster is held as a remembrance for fellow Texas A&M graduates who had died in the previous year.
  • 1941
    Emmanouil Tsouderos becomes the 132nd Prime Minister of Greece.
  • 1960
    Brasília, Brazil’s capital, is officially inaugurated. At 9:30 am the Three Powers of the Republic are simultaneously transferred from the old capital, Rio de Janeiro.
  • 1960
    Founding of the Orthodox Bahá'í Faith in Washington, D.C.
  • 1965
    The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair opens for its second and final season.
  • 1967
    Greek military junta of 1967–1974: A few days before the general election in Greece, Colonel George Papadopoulos leads a coup d'état, establishing a military regime that lasts for seven years.
  • 1970
    The Hutt River Province Principality secedes from Australia.

Who were born on April 21?

  • 1816
    Charlotte Brontë, English author (d. 1855)
  • 1837
    Fredrik Bajer, Danish politician, Nobel laureate (d. 1922)
  • 1854
    William Stang, Roman Catholic Bishop (d. 1907)
  • 1898
    Maurice Wilson, Everest climber, Yorkshire hero (d. 1934)
  • 1925
    Sir Anthony Mason, former Chief Justice of Australia
  • 1947
    Barbara Park, American author of children’s books
  • 1959
    Robert Smith, British musician (The Cure)
  • 1971
    Eric Mabius, American actor
  • 1987
    Nadif Chowdhury, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1989
    Carlos Muñoz, Chilean footballer

Who died on April 21?

  • 1073
    Pope Alexander II
  • 1557
    Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (b. 1495)
  • 1719
    Philippe de la Hire, French mathematician and historian (b. 1640)
  • 1720
    Antoine Hamilton, French writer (b. 1646)
  • 1930
    Robert Bridges, English poet (b. 1844)
  • 1948
    Aldo Leopold, American ecologist and author (b. 1887)
  • 1956
    Charles MacArthur, American writer (b. 1895)
  • 1977
    Issy Bonn, British actor and musician (b. 1893)
  • 1999
    Charles ‘Buddy’Rogers, American actor and musician (b. 1904)
  • 2007
    Lobby Loyde, Australian guitarist and songwriter (b. 1941)

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