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The 21st o Aprile is the 111t day o the year (112t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 254 days ti come.
Events[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 753 BC - Legendary foondin date o Roum.
- 1509 - Henry VIII o Ingland acomes Keeng.
- 1782 - The ceety o Bangkok is foondit.
- 1908 - Frederick Cook claims tae hae reached the North Pole on this date.
- 1910 - As he hae predicitit, Mark Twain's daith coincides wi the reappearance o Halley's Comet in the nicht sky, juist like his birth hae done.
- 1918 - German Warld War I ace Manfred von Richthofen is shot doon ower Northren Fraunce.
- 1935 - A magnitude 7.1 yirdquauk in Taiwan kills 3,276 fowk.
- 1960 - Brasilia, the planned caipital ceety o Brazil, is inauguratit.
- 1966 - Haile Selassie o Ethiopie visits Jamaica.
- 1985 - Ayrton Senna wins a Formula Ane race for the first time.
- 1989 - Nintendo releases the Game Boy.
- 2002 - Jacques Chirac an far-richt leader Jean-Marie Le Pen mak it tae the seicont roond o Fraunce's Preses election.
- 2004 - Suicide bombers kill 74 fowk in Basra, Iraq.
- 2010 - Air traffic in the Unitit Kinrick re-stairts efter the shut-doon due tae volcanic ash frae Iceland.
- 2018 - Carwyn Jones propales his intention tae demit as First Meenister o Wales.
- 2019 - Bomb attacks on kirks and hottles in Sri Lanka (maist o thaim in or naur Colombo) on Pace Sunday kill 295 fowk.
- 2019 - Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky is electit Preses o Ukraine.
- 2020 - COVID-19 pandemic: The Unitit Kinrick records it heichest daily daith toll durin the creesis.
- 2020 - Lebanon's pairlament legalises cannabis fairmin for medicinal purposes.
Births[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1671 − John Law, Scots economist (d. 1729)
- 1816 - Charlotte Bronte, Inglis novelist (d. 1855)
- 1817 - Nicol Alexander Dalzell, Scots botanist (d. 1878)
- 1837 - Fredrik Bajer, Dens politeecian (d. 1922)
- 1838 − John Muir, Scots naituralist (d. 1914)
- 1851 - Alexander Macfarlane, Scots logician, pheesicist an mathemateecian (d. 1913)
- 1864 - Max Weber, German sociologist (d. 1920)
- 1882 - Percy Williams Bridgman, American pheesicist (d. 1961)
- 1889 - Paul Karrer, Swiss chemist (d. 1971)
- 1894 - Willie McStay, Scots fitbawer (d. 1974)
- 1905 - Pat Brown, American politeecian, Govrenor o Californie (d. 1996)
- 1915 - Anthony Quinn, Mexican-American actor (d. 2001)
- 1922 - Alistair MacLean, Scots novelist (d. 1987)
- 1926 − Queen Elizabeth II o the Unitit Kinrick an Commonweel realms
- 1930 - Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (d. 1989)
- 1947 - Iggy Pop, American muisicker
- 1958 - Andie MacDowell, American actress
- 1970 - Nicole Sullivan, American actress
- 1979 - Tobias Linderoth, Swadish fitbawer
- 1979 - James McAvoy, Scots actor
- 1986 - Blair Cowan, New Zealand-Scots rugby union player
- 1988 - Adam Rooney, Erse fitbawer
- 1989 - Tatyana McFadden, Roushie-born American wheelchair racer
- 1992 - Deng Linlin, Cheenese gymnast
- 1992 - Isco, Spainyie fitbawer
- 2007 - Princess Isabella o Denmark
Daiths[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1073 − Pape Alexander II
- 1509 - Henry VII o Ingland (b. 1457)
- 1561 - Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess Consort o Ferrara (b. 1545)
- 1574 - Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke o Tuscany (b. 1519)
- 1699 - Jean Racine, French writer (b. 1639)
- 1869 - Robert Scott Lauder, Scots airtist (b. 1803)
- 1889 - Robert Stirling Newall, Scots ingineer an astronomer (b. 1812)
- 1910 − Mark Twain, American author an humorist (b. 1835)
- 1918 - Manfred von Richthofen, German Warld War I pilot (b. 1892)
- 1938 - Muhammad Iqbal, Pakistani poet (b. 1877)
- 1940 - George Barnes, Scots politeecian (b. 1859)
- 1946 - John Maynard Keynes, Inglis economist (b. 1883)
- 1965 - Edward Victor Appleton, Inglis pheesicist (b. 1892)
- 1996 - Dzhokhar Dudayev, Chechen politeecian (b. 1944)
- 2001 - Ian Campbell, 12t Duke o Argyll, Scots peer (b. 1937)
- 2003 - Nina Simone, American sangster (b. 1933)
- 2010 - Sammy Baird, Scots fitbawer (b. 1930)
- 2010 - Juan Antonio Samaranch, Spaingie Preses o the Internaitional Olympic Committee (b. 1920)
- 2016 - Prince, American sangster an muisicker (b. 1958)
- 2018 - Nabi Tajima, Japanese supercentenarian (b. 1900)
- 2018 - Verne Troyer, American actor (b. 1969)
Halidays[eedit | eedit soorce]
- John Muir Day (Californie)
- San Jacinto Day (Texas)
- Tiradentes Day (Brazil)
- Grounation Day in the Rastafari muivement
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