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Wednesday April 21, 2021

April 21: Day of the Week

April 21, 2021 was the 111th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 254 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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April 21 Historical Event(s)

  • 900
    The Laguna Copperplate Inscription: the Honourable Namwaran and his children, Lady Angkatan and Bukah, are granted pardon from all their debts by the Commander and Chief of Tundun, as represented by the Honourable Jayadewa, Lord Minister of Pailah. Luzon, Philippines.
  • 1519
    Hernán Cortés lands in Veracruz, Veracruz
  • 1952
    Secretary‘s Day (now Administrative Professionals’Day) is first celebrated.
  • 1960
    Brasília, Brazil’s capital, is officially inaugurated. At 9:30 am the Three Powers of the Republic are simultaneously transferred from the old capital, Rio de Janeiro.
  • 1966
    Rastafari movement: Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visits Jamaica, an event now celebrated as Grounation Day.
  • 1970
    The Hutt River Province Principality secedes from Australia.
  • 1982
    Baseball: Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.
  • 1989
    Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989: In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang.
  • 1993
    The Supreme Court in La Paz, Bolivia, sentences former dictator Luis Garcia Meza to 30 years in jail without parole for murder, theft, fraud and violating the constitution.
  • 1994
    The first discoveries of extrasolar planets are announced by astronomer Alexander Wolszczan.

Who were born on April 21?

  • 1729
    Catherine II of Russia, known as ‘Catherine the Great’(d. 1796)
  • 1882
    Percy Williams Bridgman, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1961)
  • 1914
    Norman Panama, American screenwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1951
    Michael Hartley Freedman, American mathematician
  • 1960
    Michel Goulet, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1961
    Ronald Florijn, Dutch rower (Olympic gold medallist)
  • 1975
    Brian J. White, American actor
  • 1979
    James McAvoy, Scottish actor
  • 1981
    Stephanie Larimore, American model
  • 1987
    Eric Devendorf, American basketball player

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