What Happened on April 21


Historical Events

1796 – Napoleon and the French defeat the Piedmontese at Battle of Mondovi
1961 – Dirk Stikker chosen as secretary general of NATO
1965 – New York World’s Fair reopens for 2nd and final season
1970 – The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) is formed; it attempts to appeal to Catholics and Protestant to unite in support of moderate policies
1987 – Dow Jones Average soared 664.7; 2nd biggest one-day gain in history
1996 – PGA Seniors’ Championship Men’s Golf, PGA National GC: Hale Irwin beats Japan’s Isao Aoki by 2 strokes for his first of 4 Senior PGA Championships

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Famous Birthdays

1488 – Ulrich von Hutten, German knight, scholar and poet (led Imperial Knights against Roman Catholic Church), born in Schlüchtern, Hesse (d. 1523)
1555 – Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1619)
1936 – Anthony Joseph Gnazzo, American electronic composer (First Things First), born in Plainville, Connecticut
1947 – John Weider, bassist (Family-Family Entertainment)
1971 – Alexander Kravchenko, Russian professional poker player
1975 – Danyon Loader, New Zealand 200m and 400m swimmer (2 Olympic gold medals 1996), born in Dunedin, New Zealand

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Famous Deaths

1719 – Philippe de la Hire, French mathematician and historian (b. 1640)
1930 – Robert Bridges, English poet (Testament of beauty) and British Poet Laureate (1913-30), dies at 85
1993 – Hal Schumacher, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1933; MLB All-Star 1933, 35; New York Giants), dies at 82
1996 – A H Kardar, cricketer (3 Tests for India and 23 for Pak 1946-58), dies
2017 – Ugo Ehiogu, English soccer defender (4 caps; Aston Villa, Middlesborough), dies from cardiac arrest at 44
2018 – Verne Troyer, American actor (Mini-Me in Austin Powers movies), dies at 49

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