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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.

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.

1988Barbra Streisand records "You'll Never Know"

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

1865Abraham Lincoln's funeral train leaves Washington

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on April 21st

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

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

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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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