on this day

APRIL 21

Daily Trust - - INTERNATIONAL -

1092 – The Dio­cese of Pisa is el­e­vated to the rank of met­ro­pol­i­tan arch­dio­cese by Pope Ur­ban II

1509 – Henry VIII as­cends the throne of Eng­land on the death of his fa­ther, Henry VII.

1526 – The last ruler of the Lodi Dy­nasty, Ibrahim Lodi is de­feated and killed by Babur in the First Bat­tle of Pa­ni­pat.

1792 – Ti­radentes, a rev­o­lu­tion­ary leading a move­ment for Brazil’s in­de­pen­dence, is hanged, drawn and quar­tered.

1863 – Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í Faith, de­clares his mis­sion as “He whom God shall make man­i­fest”.

1894 – Nor­way for­mally adopts the Krag-Jør­gensen bolt-ac­tion ri­fle as the main arm of its armed forces, a weapon that would re­main in ser­vice for al­most 50 years.

1898 – Span­ish–Amer­i­can War: The United States Navy be­gins a block­ade of Cuban ports. When the U.S. Congress is­sued a dec­la­ra­tion of war on April 25, it de­clared that a state of war had ex­isted from this date.

1934 – The “Sur­geon’s Pho­to­graph”, the most fa­mous photo al­legedly show­ing the Loch Ness Monster, is pub­lished in the Daily Mail (in 1999, it is re­vealed to be a hoax).

1960 – Brasília, Brazil’s cap­i­tal, is of­fi­cially in­au­gu­rated. At 09:30, the Three Pow­ers of the Repub­lic are si­mul­ta­ne­ously trans­ferred from the old cap­i­tal, Rio de Janeiro.

1966 – Rasta­fari move­ment: Haile Se­lassie of Ethiopia vis­its Ja­maica, an event now cel­e­brated as Grouna­tion Day.

1982 – Base­ball: Rol­lie Fin­gers of the Milwaukee Brew­ers be­comes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.

Source: www.wikipedia.org

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