This Day In History
April 21
Year 3 Day 263 WWI
Year Month Start Date Event
1834 April 21 Born - April 21 - Erastus Wiman, journalist and businessman (died 1904)
1834 April 21 Born - April 21 - William Elliott, farmer, merchant and politician (died 1888)
1841 April 21 Born - April 21 - Jennie Kidd Trout, physician, first woman in Canada legally to become a medical doctor and only woman in Canada licensed to practice medicine until 1880 (died 1921)
1864 April 21 In a published letter T.D. McGee says of Fenianism:- "Even the threat of assassination, covertly conveyed, and so eminently in keeping with the entire humbug, has no terrors for me. I trust I shall outlive these threats.
1876 April 21 Born - April 21 - William Henry Wright, prospector and newspaper owner (died 1951)
1888 April 21 Died - April 21 - Thomas White, journalist and politician (b.1830)
1918 April 21 April 21 - Canadian Roy Brown supposedly shoots down the famed Red Baron. His claim is countered by those in the 53rd Australian Infantry. Namely, Sgts. Cedric Popkin, Evans and Buie.
1926 April 21 Born - April 21 – HRH Princess Elizabeth of York (now Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, of the United Kingdom and of 14 other Commonwealth realms)
1965 April 21 Born - April 21 – Ed Belfour, ice hockey player
1977 April 21 Born - April 21 - Jamie Salé, pair skater, Olympic gold medalist and World Champion
1980 April 21 Born - April 21 - Vincent Lecavalier, ice hockey player
1985 April 21 Died - April 21 - Foster Hewitt, radio pioneer (b.1902)
1986 April 21 Born - April 21 - Kevin Graham, water polo player
1987 April 21 April 21 - The body lifeless of Claude Jutra was finally found in the Saint Lawrence River near Cap-Santé.
2005 April 21 April 21 - Prime Minister Paul Martin and the leaders of the opposition address the nation separately on television on the subject of the sponsorship scandal and the possibility of a general election being called this spring.
2010 April 21 April 21 – Governor General Michaëlle Jean issued an apology to Rwanda for Canada's "inaction" during the Rwandan Genocide in 1994.
2011 April 21 Died - April 21 – Ken Kostick, 57, cooking show host (What's for Dinner?), complications of pancreatitis (born 1953)