21 April It Happened Today
1699 Death of French dramatist Jean Racine.
1831 Mexicans and Texans meet at the Battle of San Jacinto.
1898 The US declares war on Spain.
1910 Death of American author Mark Twain.
1918 Death of the legendary German fighter ace Manfred Von Richtofen, also known as the “Red Baron”.
1946 Death of British economist John Maynard Keynes.
1960 Brasilia is dedicated as the official capital city of Brazil.