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April 21: This Day That Year

Updated: Aug 23

April 21

- 1526 - Conqueror Babur defeats Sultan Ibrahim Lodi (First Battle of Panipat), establishing the Mughal Empire in India.

- 1789 - John Adams became 1st US Vice President.

- 1898 - Spain declares war against the United States.

- 1926 - Birthday: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland born in London, England.

- 1930 - USA: Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary killed 322 people.

- 1954 - Georgi Malenkov became premier of USSR.

- 1977 - Bangladesh: Zia ur-Rahman appointed president.

- 1983 - United Kingdom: 1 pound coin introduced.

- 1987 - Sri Lanka: Tamil bomb attacks in Colombo killed 115 people.

- 1997 - India: I. K. Gujral became Prime Minister.

- 2007 - Birthday: Princess Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe of Denmark boring Copenhagen.

- 2013 - 185 people killed in a conflict between Islamic extremists and the Nigerian military.

- 2017 - Afghanistan: Taliban attacked army base at Mazar-e-Sharif, killed100+ people onsite.

- 2019 - Sri Lanka: Terror attacks on churches and hotels on Easter Sunday in three cities, Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa killed 250+ people.

- 2019 - Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky won the presidential election in a landslide. He got 73% votes with incumbent Petro Poroshenko trailing far behind on 24%.

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