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Births, Deaths, and Events for 21 April

About This Day

     This is day 111 of the year 2018.
     There are 254 days left to 2018.

Thought For The Day

     "If we were intended to talk more than we hear, we'd have two mouths and only one ear."



1782   Friedrich Froebel - Germany, founded kindergaten
1816   Charlotte Brontė - Tornton, England, novelist (Jane Eyre)
1837   Fredrik Bajer - Denmark, politican/feminist/pacifist (Nobel 1908)
1838   John Muir - US, naturalist, discovered glaciers in High Seirras
1849   Oskar Hertwig - Germany, embryologist, discovered fertilization
1905   Edmund G. "Pat" Brown - (Gov-D-Calif)
1911   Leonard Warren - NYC, baritone (Met 1939-60) died on stage
1913   Choh Hao Li - bio-chemist professor (isolated growth hormones)
1915   Anthony Quinn - Mexico, actor (Zorba the Greek, Lawrence of Arabia)
1915   Frick - (of Frick & Frack)
1926   Elizabeth - Alexandra Mary Windsor II, queen of England (1952- )
1927   Robert Brustein - NYC, dean (Yale School of Drama)
1930   Silvana Mangano - Italy, actress (Death in Venice, Barabbas)
1932   Elaine May - Philadelphia, PA, comedienne/writer/actress (New Leaf)
1935   Charles Grodin - Pittsburgh, PA, actor (Woman in Red, Lonely Guy, Heartbreak Kid)
1947   Iggy Pop - [James Osterberg], Michigan, rocker (Zombie Birdhouse)
1948   Paul Davis - country/rock vocalist (I Go Crazy)
1949   Patti LuPone - Northport, NY, actress/singer (Evita, LBJ: Early Years)
1951   Tony Danza - Brooklyn, NY, actor (Tony Banta-Taxi, Tony Micelli-Who's the Boss)
1958   Andie MacDowell - Gaffney, SC, actress (Greystroke, Green Card)
1959   Robert Smith - rock guitarist/vocalist (Cure-Hell's Kitchen)
1965   Karen Foster - Lufkin, TX, playmate (October 1989)
1971   Samantha Druce - youngest woman to swim the English Channel
1978   Avi Phillips - Ontario, actor (Maniac Mansion)



1910   Mark Twain - [Samuel Langhorne Clemens], author, dies in Redding, Connecticut
1918   "Red" Baron - Manfred von Richtofen, killed in WW I
1962   Frederick Handley Page - designer of 1st big airplane (40 seats), dies
1968   Toby Halicki - car-crash film producer 48, killed shooting stunt
1983   Walter Slezak - actor, commits suicide at his NY home at 80
1987   Edith S. Green - (Rep-D-Ore), dies at 77
1990   Erte - art deco stylist, dies at 97
1996   Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder - dies at 77 from heart failure
2003   Nina Simone - singer, dies at 70



   Kindergarten Day
1600   1st date in James Clavell's novel Shogun (OS)
1649   Maryland Toleration Act passed, allowing all freedom of worship
1789   John Adams sworn in as 1st US Vice President (9 days before Washington)
1828   Noah Webster publishes 1st American dictionary
1836   Battle of San Jacinto, in which Texas wins independence from M‚xico
1855   1st train crosses Mississippi River's 1st bridge, Rock Island, IL to - Davenport, IA
1862   Congress establishes US Mint in Denver, CO
1865   Abraham Lincoln's funeral train leaves Washington
1878   The ship Azor leaves Charleston with 206 blacks for Liberia
1892   1st buffalo born in Golden Gate Park
1892   Black Longshoremen strike for higher wages in St. Louis, MO
1898   Spanish-American War begins
1908   Frederick A. Cook claims to reach North Pole (He didn't)
1914   US marines occupy Vera Cruz, Mexico, stay 6 months
1925   Chuvash Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Chuvash ASSR
1930   Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills 320
1940   1st $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It", on CBS Radio
1952   BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)
1954   Gregori Malenkov becomes premier of USSR
1954   USAF flies French battalion to Vietnam
1959   Alf Dean using a rod & reel hooks a 2,664lb (1,211 kg), 16' 10" white shark
1960   Brasilia becomes the capital of Brazil
1961   French army revolts in Algeria
1961   USAF Major Robert M. White takes X-15 to 32,000 m
1962   Century 21 Exposition opens in Seattle, Washington
1963   Beatles meet Rolling Stones for 1st time
1966   Emperor Haile Selassie (Ethiopia) visits Kingston, Jamaica
1967   Military coup in Greece
1967   Svetlana Alliluyeva (Josef Stalin's daughter) defects in NYC
1972   Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 4 (Copernicus) launched
1972   John Young and Charles Duke explore Moon (Apollo 16)
1975   Last South Vietnam president Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after 10 years
1976   Swine Flu vaccine, for non-epidemic, enters testing
1977   Broadway play Annie opens, 1st of 2,377 performances
1983   Soyuz T-8 is launched [04-20?]
1983   £1 coin introduced in United Kingdom
1984   "Nightline" reverts back from 1 hour to ½ hour
1984   After 37 weeks, "Thriller" is knocked off as top album by "Footloose" (sad commentary on the '80s)
1986   Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone's vault on TV and finds...nothing
1988   Barbra Striesand records "You'll Never Know"



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