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Calendar for April 21st, 2013

San Jacinto Day

San Jacinto Day (Tex.)

Died 1509: King Henry VII of England

Died 1552: Peter Apianus (astronomer)

1789: John Adams sworn in as the first vice president of the U.S.

Born 1816: Charlotte Brontë (author)

1836: Battle of San Jacinto, Texas

1881: David Dows, largest five-masted schooner of its time, launched

Died 1910: Mark Twain (writer; pen name, Mark Twain; real name, Samuel Langhorne Clemens)

1912: The New York Giants and New York Yankees played an exhibition game to benefit survivors of the Titanic

Born 1915: Anthony Quinn (actor)

Died 1918: Manfred von Richthofen (the "Red Baron")

Born 1926: Elizabeth II (Queen of Great Britain)

Born 1935: Charles Grodin (actor)

Born 1949: Patti Lupone (actress and singer)

Born 1951: Tony Danza (actor)

1959: World record: 2,664-pound great white shark caught off southern coast of Australia

Born 1970: Nicole Sullivan (actress)

1980: 70-lb. 5-oz. bigmouth buffalofish caught, Bastrop, Louisiana

1990: 50-lb. 8-oz. African pompano caught, Daytona Beach, Florida

1997: Ashes of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry, journeyed into space

2004: In a procedure billed as a first in the U.S., Stephanie Yarber, an infertile Alabama woman, received a transplanted ovary from her identical twin sister, Melanie Morgan

2007: Thirteen year old Morgan Pozgar won the LG National Texting Championship. She typed the message, "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious. If you say it loud enough you'll always sound precocious." in 15 seconds

2007: 13-yr.-old Morgan Pozgar won LG U.S. National Texting Championship

2012: Chicago White Sox pitcher Phil Humber threw a perfect game

2012: Fireball exploded over Sierra Nevada mountain range in California, rattling homes from central California to Reno, Nevada. Experts believe it was caused by a meteoroid about the size of a minivan.


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