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Notable Historical Events for April 21st

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

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.

1509Henry VIII crowned King of England

1956Elvis Presley's 1st hit record, "Heartbreak Hotel", becomes #1

1994Eddie Murray sets record for switch hit HRS in a games (11 times)

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

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

1963Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sunshine Women's Golf Open

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on April 21st

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

1926Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, London UK, Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, 1952- )

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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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