21 April

21 April

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about April 21st, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about April 21st in history!

Global Celebrations

  • British National Tea day
  • Civil service day
  • American Red Cross Giving Day
  • World Fish Migration Day
  • National Tea Day
  • World Creativity and Innovation Day
  • National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day
  • National Bulldogs are Beautiful Day
  • National Kindergarten Day
  • National High Five Day
  • Thank You Thursday

Historic Events

1968: U.S. soldiers hold on to a comrade as he plants demolition charges in a discovered Vietcong tunnel (South Vietnam, 1968)

U.S. soldiers hold on to a comrade as he plants demolition charges in a discovered Vietcong tunnel (South Vietnam, 1968)

1956: Elvis Presley’s 1st hit record, “Heartbreak Hotel”, becomes #1 in 1956

1942: Japanese soldiers celebrate the occupation of Hong Kong Anniversaries in the Hong Kong Cricket Club. (1942)

Japanese soldiers celebrating occupation of Hong Kong Anniversaries in the Hong Kong Cricket Club. (1942)

1939: King George VI riding with his daughters Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) & Princess Margaret , in Windsor Great Park – 21 April 1939.

King George VI riding with his daughters Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) & Princess Margaret , in Windsor Great Park – 21 April 1939.

1794: Brazilian revolutionary Tiradentes is hanged, drawn and quartered in Rio de Janeiro in 1794

1526: First Battle of Panipat: Central Asian conqueror Babur defeats Sultan Ibrahim Lodi, establishing the Mughal Empire in India in 1526

Famous Birthdays

  • Elezabeth II was born
  • Catherine the great was born
  • Max Weber was born

Heartbreaking Deaths

  • Mark Twain died
  • Henry VII of England died
  • Shakuntala Devi died

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