April 21 in History
1789April 21, 1789:
Founding father John Adams becomes United States’ first Vice President after he is sworn into office. He would later become his nation’s second President in 1797.
1820April 21, 1820:
Hans Christian Ørsted, a popular Danish scientist and lecturer, identifies electromagnetism for the first time. He made the observation after noticing that a needle of a compass had deflected.
1925April 21, 1925:
Noël Coward, an astute English playwright, premieres his comedy play titled "Fallen Angels" at the Globe Theatre located in London. The play features a number of famous actors including Tallulah Bankhead, and Austin Trevor.
1928April 21, 1928:
French historical film titled "The Passion of Joan of Arc" is released. The film stars actors like Eugène Silvain and Renée Jeanne Falconetti.
1970April 21, 1970:
Singer Elton John performs on stage as a solo artist for the first time. He performs at the Roundhouse concert venue with other performers like Spooky Tooth, Jackie Lomax, and T. Rex.
1990April 21, 1990: Paul McCartney’s musical show at the Maracana Stadium in Brazil becomes the most attended event of its kind. The show records more than 184,000 people in attendance.
1993April 21, 1993:
CBS premieres American television series titled "Walker, Texas Ranger". It was created by renowned filmmakers, Paul Haggis and Leslie Greif. It features American actor, Chuck Norris, in the lead role.
2003April 21, 2003:
British’s band, S Club 7, declares their break up after performing for five years. The group’s lineup featured musicians like Tina Barrett, Bradley McIntosh, and Rachel Stevens.
2004April 21, 2004:
A California jury officially charges American pop star, Michael Jackson, with molesting a child called Gavin Arvizo. According to the jury, they had gathered enough evidence, which could be used in the proceedings.
2010April 21, 2010:
Mike Mitchell’s directed animated movie, "Shrek Forever After", premieres. The movie becomes the fourth part of the Shrek movie franchise. Some top actors who lent their voices to the characters in the movie are Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, and Mike Myers.