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This Day in History – April 21

This Day In History1649 – Maryland Toleration Act passed, allowing all freedom of worship.

1789 – John Adams sworn in as 1st VP (9 days before Washington).

1878 – First Lady Lucy Hayes begins egg rolling contest on White House lawn.

1878 – NY installs 1st firehouse pole.

1904 – Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League).

1940 – 1st $64 Question, “Take It or Leave It,” on CBS radio.

1945 – US 7th Army reaches Nuremberg.

1956 – Elvis Presley’s 1st hit record, “Heartbreak Hotel”, becomes #1.

1963 – Beatles meet Rolling Stones for 1st time.

1965 – New York World’s Fair reopens for 2nd & final season.

1972 – John Young & Charles Duke explores Moon (Apollo 16).

1977 – Manager Billy Martin pulls Yankee line-up out of a hat, beats Blue Jays 8-6.

1977 – C. Strouse & M. Charnins musical “Annie” opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 2377 performances.

1982 – US furnish $1 billion in arms to Saudi-Arabia.

1982 – Dr. Michael E. Bakey performs 1st successful heart transplant.

1984 – Centers for Disease Cont says virus discovered in France causes AIDS.

1987 – Dow Jones Average soared 664.7; 2nd biggest one-day gain in history.

1989 – George W. Bush & Edward W. Rose become CEO of Texas Rangers.

1994 – Eddie Murray sets record for switch hit HRs in a game (11 times).

2004 – 38th CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards: Toby Keith, Shania Twain & Kenny Chesney win.

2016 – US President Barak Obama begins a 4 day visit to the UK with Michelle Obama.

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