This Day in History 21/04



1959 – 1211-kg great white shark becomes largest fish ever caught on a rod

1960 – Brasilia becomes capital of Brazil

1960 – Founding of the Orthodox Bahá’í Faith in Washington, D.C.

1963 – The Universal House of Justice of the Bahá’í Faith is elected for the first time.

1983 – 1 pound coin introduced in United Kingdom

1993 – Brazil votes against a monarchy

1994 – The first discoveries of extrasolar planets are announced by astronomer Alexander Wolszczan.

2013 – 185 people are killed in a conflict between Islamic extremists and the Nigerian military


1915 – Anthony Quinn, Mexico, actor, Zorba the Greek, Lawrence of Arabia)

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



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

1930 – Robert S Bridges, poet laureate (Testament of beauty), dies at 85

1938 – Muhammad Iqbal, Brt E Indies lawyer/Pakistan national hero, dies at 65

1938 – Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet (b. 1877)

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