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Wednesday April 21, 2021

April 21: Day of the Week

April 21, 2021 is the 111st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 254 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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)

  • 43 BC
    Battle of Mutina: Mark Antony is again defeated in battle by Aulus Hirtius, who is killed. Antony fails to capture Mutina and Decimus Brutus is murdered shortly after.
  • 1519
    Hernán Cortés lands in Veracruz, Veracruz
  • 1894
    Norway formally adopts the Krag-Jørgensen rifle as the main arm of its armed forces, a weapon that would remain in service for almost 50 years.
  • 1942
    World War II: The most famous (and first international) Aggie Muster is held on the Philippine island of Corregidor, by Brigadier General George F. Moore (with 25 fellow Texas A&M graduates who are under his command), while 1.8 million pounds of shells pounded the island over a 5 hour attack.
  • 1962
    The Seattle World’s Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens. It is the first World’s Fair in the United States since World War II.
  • 1965
    The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair opens for its second and final season.
  • 1970
    The Hutt River Province Principality secedes from Australia.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    Five suicide car bombers target police stations in and around Basra, killing 74 people and wounding 160.

Who were born on April 21?

  • 1816
    Charlotte Brontë, English author (d. 1855)
  • 1915
    Anthony Quinn, Mexican-born American actor (d. 2001)
  • 1939
    Helen Prejean, American author and activist
  • 1944
    Adrian Hurley, Australian basketball coach
  • 1948
    Gary Condit, American politician
  • 1954
    Ebiet G. Ade, Indonesian singer
  • 1963
    John Cameron Mitchell, American film director
  • 1980
    Vincent Lecavalier, Canadian hockey player
  • 1983
    Marco Donadel, Italian footballer
  • 1986
    Rodney Stuckey, American basketball player

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