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Brazil: Triadentes Day
(Observed in remembrance of national hero Tiradentes: martyred 04/21/1792)
Tiradentes U.S. Department of State University of Oregon
1033 Anselm (Italian-born, Archbishop of Canterbury) Italian Political and Social Leaders British Political and Social Leaders Religion Concordia Chambers' Book of Days
1782 Friedrich Froebel (German Educator and Founder of the Kindergarten) Friedrich Froebel Educators of Note Early Childhood Education
1801 Robert M.T. Hunter (Virginia-born Congressman and Speaker of the House from 1839-41) Robert M.T. Hunter U.S. Congress American Civil War
1859 Belle Case La Follette (First Woman to Graduate From the University of Wisconsin School of Law) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders American Women Political and Social Leaders Law University of Wisconsin School of Law Wisconsin Historical Society
1926 Elizabeth II, Queen of England Elizabeth II British Monarchy
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1509 Henry VII, King of England British History Henry VII Greenwich Guide
1792 Tiradentes (Brazilian National Hero, Martyred by Hanging) Tiradentes University of Oregon
1844 Henry Baldwin (Connecticut-born Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court) Connecticut Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1946 John Maynard Keynes (British Economist) John Maynard Keynes Economics
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753 According to Legend, the City of Rome is Founded by Romulus Rome, Italy The Roman Empire University of Pennsylvania History Channel
1509 Henry VIII Becomes King of England Following the Death of His Father, Henry VII British History Henry VIII Historic UK
1512 The Second Council of Pisa Suspends Julius II as Pope Pisa, Italy Catholicism Concordia
1732 England's King George II Signs the Royal Charter Creating the New Colony of Georgia British Political and Social Leaders King George II Georgia Colonial Georgia University of Georgia
1777 British Forces Ravage Danbury, Connecticut Danbury, Connecticut American Revolution Danbury Connecticut History Channel
1789 John Adams Is Sworn in as the First Vice President of the United States. John Adams Historic Firsts U.S. Senate New York Times
1792 Portuguese Officials Hang Brazilian Revolutionary Hero Tiradentes Tiradentes University of Oregon
1800 North Carolina's Alfred Moore Is Sworn in As Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court North Carolina Political and Social Leaders President John Adams U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1809 Napoleon's Army Defeats the Austrians at the Battle of Landshut in Germany Austria Napoleon European History War McGill University
1832 Abraham Lincoln Is Chosen As Captain Among the Illinois Black Hawk War Recruits Illinois Military Figures Abraham Lincoln American Military Figures Lincoln Papers
1836 Sam Houston's Texans Defeat Mexican Troops at the Battle of San Jacinto Mexico Battle of San Jacinto History Channel Texas State Historical Association
1858 Illinois State Democratic and Republican Conventions Are Held in Springfield Springfield, Illinois Politics Lincoln Papers
1863 Union Begins Raid to Cut the Railroad Line between Chattanooga and Atlanta Alabama Steight's Raid Railroads History Channel
1864 President Lincoln Confers with Governors of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa About Troop Enlistments Ohio Political and Social Leaders Indiana Political and Social Leaders Illinois Political and Social Leaders Iowa Political and Social Leaders President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Papers
1865 President Lincoln's Funeral Train Departs Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln Railroad History Channel
1916 Britain's Sir Roger Casement Is Captured Delivering Arms for Irish Easter Rising Great Britain Ireland War BBC
1918 Australian Anti-Aircraft Battery Shoots Down the Red Baron Manfred Albrecht Von Richthofen Australia World War I Florida International University History Channel
1942 First Internees Arrive at Kenedy Alien Detention Camp in Texas Texas Prisoners of War World War II Texas State Historical Association
1945 The Soviet Army Overruns the German High Command to Open a Path to Berlin Nazi Germany The Soviet Union World War II History Channel BBC
1949 Chinese Communist Forces Cross the Yangzi River China War Asian History
1960 Brasilia Is Dedicated as the Capitol of Brazil Brazil University of Oregon New York Times
1965 114-nation U.N. Commission Begins First Disarmament Talks in Five Years The United Nations The Cold War CNN
1967 Coup d'etat Establishes George Papadopoulos As Military Dictator of Greece Greece Nation Master
1975 South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu Resigns and Flees Saigon Nguyen Van Thieu BBC History Channel
1980 100,000 Black Students and Teachers Protest South Africa's Educational and Political Systems South Africa Education Education Racism South African History
1982 Emory University Announces the Appointment of Former President Jimmy Carter As Distinguished Professor Georgia Education Jimmy Carter The Carter Center University of Georgia
1987 Tamil Tiger Bomb Kills More Than 100 at Sri Lanka's Main Bus Terminal During Rush Hour Sri Lanka Terrorism Death BBC
1989 100,000 Students Gather at Beijing's Tiananmen Square to Protest Death of Dissident, Hu Yaobang China Human Rights/Civil Rights History Channel
1995 Timothy McVeigh Is Charged with April 19 Bombing of Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Bombing Terrorism Law Court TV

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