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.

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