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  • U.S.
    Thursday Apr 21, 1791

    Benjamin Banneker

    News report of the April 15 dedication ceremony for the first boundary stone (the south cornerstone) stated that it was Andrew Ellicott

    U.S.
    Thursday Apr 21, 1791

    An April 21, 1791, news report of the April 15 dedication ceremony for the first boundary stone (the south cornerstone) stated that it was Andrew Ellicott who "ascertained the precise point from which the first line of the district was to proceed". The news report did not mention Banneker's name.




  • Eckmühl, Germany
    Friday Apr 21, 1809

    Napoleon

    Battle of Eckmühl

    Eckmühl, Germany
    Friday Apr 21, 1809

    Napoleon realigned the axis of his army and marched his soldiers towards the town of Eckmühl. The French scored a convincing win in the resulting Battle of Eckmühl, forcing Charles to withdraw his forces over the Danube and into Bohemia.




  • Melbourne, Australia
    Monday Apr 21, 1856

    Labor day

    The first march for an eight-hour day by the labor movement occurred

    Melbourne, Australia
    Monday Apr 21, 1856

    Labor Day in Australia is a public holiday on dates which vary between states and territories. It is the first Monday in October in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and South Australia. In Victoria and Tasmania, it is the second Monday in March (though the latter calls it Eight Hours Day). In Western Australia, Labor Day is the first Monday in March. In Queensland and the Northern Territory, Labor Day occurs on the first Monday in May (though the latter calls it May Day). It is on the fourth Monday of March in the territory of Christmas Island. The first march for an eight-hour day by the labor movement occurred in Melbourne on 21 April 1856.




  • Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
    Friday Apr 21, 1865

    Abraham Lincoln

    Funeral

    Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
    Friday Apr 21, 1865

    The late President lay in state, first in the East Room of the White House, and then in the Capitol Rotunda from April 19 through April 21. The caskets containing Lincoln's body and the body of his son Willie traveled for three weeks on the Lincoln Special funeral train. The train followed a circuitous route from Washington D.C. to Springfield, Illinois, stopping at many cities for memorials attended by hundreds of thousands.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Apr 21, 1944

    Bretton Woods Conference

    International Monetary Fund

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Apr 21, 1944

    Early in the Second World War, John Maynard Keynes of the British Treasury and Harry Dexter White of the United States Treasury Department independently began to develop ideas about the financial order of the postwar world. After negotiation between officials of the United States and United Kingdom, and consultation with some other Allies, a "Joint Statement by Experts on the Establishment of an International Monetary Fund," was published simultaneously in a number of Allied countries on April 21, 1944.




  • Seelow Heights, Province of Brandenburg, Prussia, Germany
    Saturday Apr 21, 1945

    Adolf Hitler

    Battle of the Seelow

    Seelow Heights, Province of Brandenburg, Prussia, Germany
    Saturday Apr 21, 1945

    By 21 April, Georgy Zhukov's 1st Belorussian Front had broken through the defenses of General Gotthard Heinrici's Army Group Vistula during the Battle of the Seelow Heights and advanced to the outskirts of Berlin.




  • East Sussex, England
    Sunday Apr 21, 1946

    John Maynard Keynes

    Death

    East Sussex, England
    Sunday Apr 21, 1946

    Keynes died of a heart attack at Tilton, his farmhouse home near Firle, East Sussex, England, on 21 April 1946, at the age of 62.


  • Yangtze River, China
    Thursday Apr 21, 1949

    Chinese Civil War

    Yangtze River Crossing Campaign

    Yangtze River, China
    Thursday Apr 21, 1949

    After achieving decisive victory at Liaoshen, Huaihai and Pingjin campaigns, the CPC wiped out 144 regular and 29 irregular KMT divisions, including 1.54 million veteran KMT troops, which significantly reduced the strength of Nationalist forces. Stalin initially favored a coalition government in postwar China, and tried to persuade Mao to stop the CPC from crossing the Yangtze and attacking the KMT positions south of the river. Mao rejected Stalin's position and on 21 April, and began the Yangtze River Crossing Campaign.


  • Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, Japan
    Sunday Apr 21, 1974

    Mona Lisa

    The painting was on display at the Tokyo National Museum

    Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, Japan
    Sunday Apr 21, 1974

    On 21 April 1974, while the painting was on display at the Tokyo National Museum, a woman sprayed it with red paint as a protest against that museum's failure to provide access for disabled people.


  • Saigon, South Vietnam
    Monday Apr 21, 1975

    Vietnam War

    Withdraw towards Saigon

    Saigon, South Vietnam
    Monday Apr 21, 1975

    On 21 April, however, the exhausted garrison was ordered to withdraw towards Saigon. An embittered and tearful president Thieu resigned on the same day, declaring that the United States had betrayed South Vietnam. In a scathing attack, he suggested U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger had tricked him into signing the Paris peace agreement two years earlier, promising military aid that failed to materialize.


  • Falklands
    Wednesday Apr 21, 1982

    Falklands War

    The First landings of SAS troops took place

    Falklands
    Wednesday Apr 21, 1982

    The first landings of SAS troops took place on 21 April, but—with the southern hemisphere autumn setting in—the weather was so bad that their landings and others made the next day were all withdrawn after two helicopters crashed in fog on Fortuna Glacier.


  • ChIna
    Friday Apr 21, 1989

    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    Organizing under The banners of Formal Organizations

    ChIna
    Friday Apr 21, 1989

    On April 21, students began organizing under the banners of formal organizations.


  • Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Friday Apr 21, 1989

    Central Park Jogger Case

    April 21st media coverage

    Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Friday Apr 21, 1989

    On April 21, senior police investigators held a press conference to announce having apprehended about 20 suspects in the attacks of a total of nine people in Central Park two nights before, and began to offer their theory of the attack and rape of the female jogger. Her name was withheld as a victim of a sex crime. The police said up to 12 youths were believed to have attacked the jogger.


  • Chechnya, Russia
    Sunday Apr 21, 1996

    First Chechen War

    Dzhokhar Dudayev assassinated

    Chechnya, Russia
    Sunday Apr 21, 1996

    Although a Russian guided missile attack assassinated the ChRI President Dzhokhar Dudayev on 21 April 1996.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Apr 21, 2004

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    WHO last report

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Apr 21, 2004

    WHO announced that cumulative number of cases reached 8096 and number of deaths reached 774.


  • California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 21, 2011

    Zoom Video Communications

    Zoom was founded by Eric Yuan

    California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 21, 2011

    Zoom was founded by Eric Yuan, a former corporate vice president for Cisco Webex.


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