1989 - Tiananmen Square student protests in Beijing begin.
1967 - Svetlana Alliluyeva (Josef Stalin's daughter) defects to NYC
1918 - "Red" Baron von Richtofen, killed in WW I
1898 - Spanish-American War begins.
1856 - The first rail train to pass over the mighty Mississippi River between Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island.
This Day In Business
1962 - The Seattle World's Fair begins, which revitalized Seattle's economy by bringing 10 million people to the city.
1956 - Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" is the singer's first song to reach number one on the charts.
753 - Mythological date for when Rome is founded by twins Romulus and Remus.
1995 - The final ever game is played at the Boston Garden - Celtics lose to Knicks 98-92.
April 21st Holiday
San Jacinto Day (Texas) - Celebrates the Battle of San Jacinto, the final battle of the Texas Revolution, on April 21, 1836.
Today's Birthday Trivia
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Today's Birthday Horoscope
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