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Notable Historical Events for April 21st

1536Thomas Cromwell begins to plot Anne Boleyn's downfall while feigning illness

1796Napoleon and the French defeat the Piedmontese at Battle of Mondovi

1918World War I: German fighter ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen, known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France. Canadian pilot Captain Arthur Roy Brown was credited with the kill.

1904Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League)

1987Richard Hadlee makes highest Test Cricket score of 151* (v Sri Lanka)

1963Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sunshine Women's Golf Open

1985Patty Sheehan wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament

1789John Adams sworn in as 1st US VP (9 days before Washington)

200438th CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards: Toby Keith, Shania Twain & Kenny Chesney wins

43 BCBattle 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.

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Notable Birthdays on April 21st

1959Robert Smith, Sussex, rock guitarist/vocalist (Cure-Hell's Kitchen)

1947Iggy Pop, [James Osterberg], Mich, rocker (Zombie Birdhouse)

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Notable Deaths on April 21st

1918Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron], German pilot dies after his plane his shot down at 25

1910Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens], American author (Huckleberry Finn), dies at 74

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