This day in history, April 21 - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

This day in history, April 21

Events from this date in history, April 21.

753 BC: Romulus founds the city of Rome.

1910: Author and humorist Mark Twain, 74, dies in Redding, Connecticut.

1918: German fighter pilot Manfred Von Richthofen, "Red Baron", is shot down over France and dies at age 25.

1926: Queen Elizabeth II is born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary in Mayfair, London, England.

1934: Daily Mail publishes amateur photo allegedly showing Loch Ness Monster. (It is eventually revealed to be a hoax)

1956: "Heartbreak Hotel", Elvis Presley's first single for RCA Victor, tops the charts at #1.

1962: World's Fair opens in Seattle, Washington with newly built Space Needle taking center stage.

1980: Rosie Ruiz is declared winner in female category of Boston Marathon. She is later stripped of title when it's learned she didn't run the entire course.

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