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April 21st - Happy Birthday James McAvoy


Today is Saturday, April 21, the 112th day of 2012. There are 254 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 21, 1962, the Century 21 Exposition, also known as the Seattle World's Fair, opened. President John F. Kennedy spoke briefly to the event by telephone from Palm Springs, Fla., where he tapped a gold telegraph key to signal the official start of the six-month fair.

On this date:
In 753 BC, Romulus and Remus founded Rome (traditional date).
In 43 BC, Battle of Mutina: Mark Antony is again defeated in battle by Aulus Hirtius, who is killed. Antony fails to capture Mutina and Decimus Brutus is murdered shortly after.
In 900, The Laguna Copperplate Inscription: the Honourable Namwaran and his children, Lady Angkatan and Bukah, are granted pardon from all their debts by the Commander in chief of Tundun, as represented by the Honourable Jayadewa, Lord Minister of Pailah. Luzon, Philippines.
In 1509, England's King Henry VII died; he was succeeded by his 17-year-old son, Henry VIII.
In 1649, the Maryland Toleration Act, which provided for freedom of worship for all Christians, was passed by the Maryland assembly.
In 1789, John Adams was sworn in as the first vice president of the United States.
In 1836, an army of Texans led by Sam Houston defeated the Mexicans at San Jacinto, assuring Texas independence.
In 1792, Tiradentes, a revolutionary leading a movement for Brazil's independence, is hanged, drawn and quartered.
In 1809, Two Austrian army corps are driven from Landshut by a First French Empire army led by Napoleon I of France as two French corps to the north hold off the main Austrian army on the first day of the Battle of Eckmühl.
In 1836, Texas Revolution: The Battle of San Jacinto, Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat troops under Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
In 1863, Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith, declares his mission as "He whom God shall make manifest".
In 1894, Norway formally adopts the Krag-Jørgensen rifle as the main arm of its armed forces, a weapon that would remain in service for almost 50 years.
In 1910, author Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, died in Redding, Conn., at age 74.
In 1918, World War I: German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in France.
In 1922, The first Aggie Muster is held as a remembrance for fellow Texas A&M graduates who had died in the previous year.
In 1930, a fire broke out inside the overcrowded Ohio Penitentiary in Columbus, killing 332 inmates.
In 1934, The "Surgeon's Photograph", the most famous photo allegedly showing the Loch Ness Monster, is published in the Daily Mail (in 1999, it is revealed to be a hoax).
In 1941, Emmanouil Tsouderos becomes the 132nd Prime Minister of Greece.
In 1942, World War II: The most famous (and first international) Aggie Muster is held on the Philippine island of Corregidor, by Brigadier General George F. Moore (with 25 fellow Texas A&M graduates who are under his command), while 1.8 million pounds of shells pounded the island over a 5 hour attack.
In 1945, World War II: Soviet Union forces south of Berlin at Zossen attack the German High Command headquarters.
In 1952, Secretary's Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated.
In 1955, the Jerome Lawrence-Robert Lee play "Inherit the Wind," inspired by the Scopes trial of 1925, opened at the National Theatre in New York.
In 1960, Brasília, Brazil's capital, is officially inaugurated. At 9:30 am the Three Powers of the Republic are simultaneously transferred from the old capital, Rio de Janeiro.
In 1960, Founding of the Orthodox Bahá'í Faith in Washington, D.C.
In 1963, The Universal House of Justice of the Bahá'í Faith is elected for the first time.
In 1964, A Transit-5bn satellite fails to reach orbit after launch; as it re-enters the atmosphere, 2.1 pounds ([sign in to see URL] kg) of radioactive plutonium in its SNAP RTG power source is widely dispersed.
In 1965, The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair opens for its second and final season.
In 1966, Rastafari movement: Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visits Jamaica, an event now celebrated as Grounation Day.
In 1967, Greek military junta of 1967–1974: A few days before the general election in Greece, Colonel George Papadopoulos leads a coup d'état, establishing a military regime that lasts for seven years.
In 1970, The Hutt River Province Principality secedes from Australia.
In 1972, Apollo 16 astronauts John W. Young and Charles M. Duke Jr. explored the surface of the moon.
In 1975, Vietnam War: President of South Vietnam Nguyen Van Thieu flees Saigon, as Xuan Loc, the last South Vietnamese outpost blocking a direct North Vietnamese assault on Saigon, falls.
In 1982, Baseball: Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.
In 1986, a rediscovered vault in Chicago's Lexington Hotel that was linked to Al Capone was opened during a live TV special hosted by Geraldo Rivera; aside from a few bottles and a sign, the vault turned out to be empty.
In 1987, The Tamil Tigers are blamed for a car bomb that explodes in the Sri Lankan city of Colombo, killing 106 people.
In 1989, Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989: In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang.
In 1992, Robert Alton Harris became the first person executed by the state of California in 25 years as he was put to death in the gas chamber for the 1978 murder of two teen-age boys, John Mayeski and Michael Baker.
In 1993, The Supreme Court in La Paz, Bolivia, sentences former dictator Luis Garcia Meza to 30 years in jail without parole for murder, theft, fraud and violating the constitution.
In 1994, The first discoveries of extrasolar planets are announced by astronomer Alexander Wolszczan.
In 2004, Five suicide car bombers target police stations in and around Basra, killing 74 people and wounding 160.

Ten years ago: In a huge upset in French politics, extreme-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen qualified to face incumbent Jacques Chirac in the runoff for French president. (Chirac ended up winning.)

Five years ago: The Fallujah, Iraq, city council chairman (Sami Abdul-Amir al-Jumaili), a critic of al-Qaida who had taken the job after his three predecessors were assassinated, was himself killed by attackers in a passing car. American billionaire Charles Simonyi returned to Earth from a dream voyage to the international space station, riding a Russian capsule to a soft landing in Kazakhstan. Professional sailor Reid Stowe and his girlfriend, Soanya Ahmad, set off from North Hoboken, N.J., on a 1,000-day, nonstop globe-girdling cruise. (Ahmad abandoned the cruise in Australia in February 2008, saying she was plagued by seasickness and suspecting she was pregnant; Stowe completed the journey as he arrived in New York on June 17, 2010 and met his toddler son, Darshen, for the first time.)

One year ago: President Barack Obama announced the Justice Department was assembling a team to "root out any cases of fraud or manipulation" in oil markets that might be contributing to $4 a gallon-plus gasoline prices. Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., announced he would step down amid a developing ethics probe while insisting he'd done nothing wrong. Japan sealed off a wide area around the radiation-spewing Fukushima power plant to prevent residents from sneaking back to homes they'd quickly evacuated. Jess Jackson, 81, founder of the Kendall-Jackson winery, died in Geyerville, Calif.

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Today's Birthdays: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is 86. Actress-comedian-writer Elaine May is 80. Actor Charles Grodin is 77. Singer-musician Iggy Pop is 65. Actress Patti LuPone is 63. Actor Tony Danza is 61. Actress Andie MacDowell is 54. Rock singer Robert Smith (The Cure) is 53. Rock musician Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) is 53. Actor John Cameron Mitchell is 49. Rapper Michael Franti (Spearhead) is 46. Rock singer-musician Glen Hansard (The Frames) is 42. Comedian Nicole Sullivan is 42. Football player-turned-actor Brian White is 39. Rock musician David Brenner (Theory of a Deadman) is 34. Actor James McAvoy is 33. Actor Christoph (cq) Sanders (TV: "Last Man Standing") is 24.

Other notable birthdays, April 21:
1935, Thomas Kean, American politician
1936, James Dobson, American evangelist, author, and psychologist, founder of Focus on the Family
1939, Helen Prejean, American author and activist
11947, John Weider, English musician (Eric Burdon and the Animals, Family, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates and Stud)
1948, Gary Condit, American politician
1949, Patti LuPone, American singer and actress
1957, Jesse Orosco, American baseball player
1962, Les Lancaster, American baseball player
1963, Roy Dupuis, Canadian actor
1965, Ed Belfour, Canadian ice hockey player
1965, Gary Grant, American basketball player
1969, Robin Meade, American news anchor
1977, Jamie Salé, Canadian figure skater
1980, Jeff Keppinger, American baseball player
1980, Tony Romo, American football player
1982, Carnell Williams, American football player
1982, Lynn Hilary, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Celtic Woman)
1983, Tarvaris Jackson, American football player
1987, Eric Devendorf, American basketball player
2007, Princess Isabella of Denmark

Born on this day, April 21, passed away:
1816, Charlotte Brontë, English author (d. 1855)
1838, John Muir, Scottish-American environmentalist (d. 1914)
1887, Joe McCarthy, American baseball manager (d. 1978)
1889, Efrem Zimbalist, Russian-American violinist, composer, teacher, and conductor (d. 1985)
1905, Pat Brown, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Governor of California (d. 1996)
1915, Anthony Quinn, Mexican-American actor (d. 2001)
1924, Ira Louvin, American singer-songwriter and musician (The Louvin Brothers) (d. 1965)
1948, Paul Davis, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2008)
1963, Ken Caminiti, American baseball player (d. 2004)
1971, Michael Turner, American comic book artist (d. 2008)

Notable deaths, April 21:
1509, Henry VII of England (b. 1457)
1910, Mark Twain, American author and humorist (b. 1835)
1918, Manfred von Richthofen, German pilot (b. 1892)
1946, John Maynard Keynes, English economist (b. 1883)
1971, François Duvalier, Haitian politician, 40th President of Haiti(b. 1907)
1977, Gummo Marx, American actor and comedian (b. 1892)
1978, Sandy Denny, English singer-songwriter and musician (Fairport Convention, Strawbs, and Fotheringay) (b. 1947)
1978, Thomas Wyatt Turner, American biologist and educator, civil rights advocate, (b. 1877)
1999, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, American actor and jazz musician (b. 1904)
2008, Al Wilson, American singer (b. 1939)
2010, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Spanish sports administrator (b. 1920)

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Today is Sunday, April 21, the 111th day of 2013. There are 254 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 21, 1836, an army of Texans led by Sam Houston defeated the Mexicans at San Jacinto, assuring Texas independence.

One year ago: Charles W. "Chuck" Colson, 80, described as the "evil genius" of the Nixon administration who served seven months in prison for a Watergate-related conviction, then spent the next 35 years ministering to prison inmates, died in northern Virginia of complications from brain surgery. Phil Humber threw the first perfect game in the majors in almost two years, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

Today's Birthdays: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is 87. Actress-comedian-writer Elaine May is 81. Actor Charles Grodin is 78. Actor Reni Santoni (REH'-nee san-TOH'-nee) is 75. Singer-musician Iggy Pop is 66. Actress Patti LuPone is 64. Actor Tony Danza is 62. Actress Andie MacDowell is 55. Rock singer Robert Smith (The Cure) is 54. Rock musician Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) is 54. Actor John Cameron Mitchell is 50. Rapper Michael Franti (Spearhead) is 47. Rock singer-musician Glen Hansard (The Frames) is 43. Actor Rob Riggle is 43. Comedian Nicole Sullivan is 43. Football player-turned-actor Brian White is 40. Rock musician David Brenner (Theory of a Deadman) is 35. Actor James McAvoy is 34. Actor Christoph (cq) Sanders (TV: "Last Man Standing") is 25.

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Today is Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 21, 1789, John Adams was sworn in as the first vice president of the United States.

Ten years ago: Five suicide attackers detonated car bombs against police buildings in Basra, Iraq, killing at least 74 people. Mordechai Vanunu walked out of prison, 18 years after exposing Israel's nuclear secrets. Karl Hass, a former Nazi officer convicted for the wartime massacre of 335 Italian civilians, died in a rest home near Rome, where he had been serving a life sentence under house arrest; he was 92. Washington Post columnist Mary McGrory died at age 85.

Five years ago: Calling on Americans to volunteer, President Barack Obama signed a $5.7 billion national service bill tripling the size of the AmeriCorps service program. The sole survivor of a pirate attack on an American cargo ship off the Somali coast was charged as an adult with piracy in federal court in New York. (A prosecutor said Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse (AHB'-dih-wah-lee AHB'-dih-kah-dir moo-SAY') had given wildly varying ages for himself before finally admitting he was 18. Muse later pleaded guilty to hijacking, kidnapping and hostage-taking and was sentenced to more than 33 years in prison.)

One year ago: On the first Sunday since the deadly Boston Marathon bombing, churches paused to mourn the dead and console the survivors while in West, Texas, residents prayed for comfort four days after a fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 people. In Britain, the London Marathon sent out a powerful message of solidarity with Boston and its victims as runners crossed the line in front of Buckingham Palace with black ribbons on their chests (Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia won the men's race in 2:06:04). Joe Scarborough, a 50-year-old self-employed electrical contractor, rolled the first 900 series in Professional Bowlers Association history — three straight perfect games.

Today's Birthdays: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is 88. Actress-comedian-writer Elaine May is 82. Actor Charles Grodin is 79. Actor Reni Santoni (REH'-nee san-TOH'-nee) is 76. Singer-musician Iggy Pop is 67. Actress Patti LuPone is 65. Actor Tony Danza is 63. Actress Andie MacDowell is 56. Rock singer Robert Smith (The Cure) is 55. Rock musician Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) is 55. Actor John Cameron Mitchell is 51. Rapper Michael Franti (Spearhead) is 48. Actor Toby Stephens is 45. Rock singer-musician Glen Hansard (The Frames) is 44. Actor Rob Riggle is 44. Comedian Nicole Sullivan is 44. Football player-turned-actor Brian White is 41. Rock musician David Brenner (Theory of a Deadman) is 36. Actor James McAvoy is 35. NFL quarterback Tony Romo is 34. Actor Christoph (cq) Sanders is 26.

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Today is Tuesday, April 21, the 111th day of 2015. There are 254 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 21, 1975, with Communist forces closing in, South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu resigned after nearly 10 years in office and fled the country.

Ten years ago: A commercial helicopter contracted by the U.S. Defense Department was shot down by missile fire north of Baghdad; 11 people, including six American bodyguards, were killed in the crash while a surviving Bulgarian pilot was gunned down by insurgents. Army Sgt. Hasan Akbar was convicted by a military jury at Fort Bragg, N.C, of premeditated murder and attempted murder in an attack that killed two of his comrades and wounded 14 others in Kuwait. (He was later sentenced to death.) Zhang Chunqiao (jahng chuhn-kee-OW'), one of the Gang of Four that terrorized China during the Cultural Revolution, died at age 88.

Five years ago: Pope Benedict XVI promised "church action" to confront the clerical abuse scandal. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was suspended for six games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. (Commissioner Roger Goodell handed down the punishment after prosecutors decided not to bring charges in a case involving a 20-year-old college student who'd accused Roethlisberger of sexually assaulting her.) Juan Antonio Samaranch, 89, who'd served as president of the International Olympic Committee for 21 years, died in Barcelona, Spain. Former Nuremberg prosecutor Whitney Harris, 97, died in Frontenac, Mo

One year ago: More than 30,000 people defiantly ran the Boston Marathon a year after the deadly terrorist bombings; American Meb Keflezighi (keh-FLEZ'-gee) won the men's race in 2:08:37 while Kenya's Rita Jeptoo successfully defended her title, finishing in a course-record 2:18:57. Win Tin, 85, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule, died in Yangon.

Today's Birthdays: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is 89. Actress-comedian-writer Elaine May is 83. Actor Charles Grodin is 80. Actor Reni Santoni (REH'-nee san-TOH'-nee) is 77. Singer-musician Iggy Pop is 68. Actress Patti LuPone is 66. Actor Tony Danza is 64. Actor James Morrison is 61. Actress Andie MacDowell is 57. Rock singer Robert Smith (The Cure) is 56. Rock musician Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) is 56. Actor John Cameron Mitchell is 52. Rapper Michael Franti (Spearhead) is 49. Actor Toby Stephens is 46. Rock singer-musician Glen Hansard (The Frames) is 45. Actor Rob Riggle is 45. Comedian Nicole Sullivan is 45. Football player-turned-actor Brian White is 42. Rock musician David Brenner (Theory of a Deadman) is 37. Actor James McAvoy is 36. NFL quarterback Tony Romo is 35. Actor Terrence J is 33. Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Film: "Belle") is 32. Actor Christoph (cq) Sanders is 27. Rock singer Sydney Sierota (Echosmith) is 18.

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Today is Thursday, April 21, the 112th day of 2016. There are 254 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 21, 1926, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II was born in Mayfair, London; she was the first child of The Duke and Duchess of York, who later became King George VI and the Queen Mother. Christened Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, the princess became monarch upon the death of her father in 1952, beginning a 64-year-old reign surpassing that of Queen Victoria.

Ten years ago: Nouri al-Maliki (NOO'-ree ahl-MAHL'-ih-kee) was nominated by the Shiites as Iraq's prime minister after outgoing Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari (EE'-brah-heem ahl JAH'-fah-ree) gave up his bid for another term. Chinese President Hu Jintao (hoo jin-tow) wrapped up his U.S. tour with a visit to Yale University in New Haven, Conn. Miss Kentucky Tara Elizabeth Conner was crowned Miss USA during the pageant in Baltimore.

Five years ago: President Barack Obama announced the Justice Department was assembling a team to "root out any cases of fraud or manipulation" in oil markets that might be contributing to $4 a gallon-plus gasoline prices. Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., announced he would step down amid a developing ethics probe over how he'd handled an admitted extramarital affair with a former staffer and whether he tried to illegally cover it up. (The Senate Ethics Committee referred the case to the Justice Department, which decided not to prosecute Ensign.) Jess Jackson, 81, founder of the Kendall-Jackson winery, died in Geyerville, Calif.

One year ago: An Egyptian criminal court sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012. An Indonesian court found an American couple, Tommy Schaefer and Heather Mack, guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison in the death of Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, on the resort island of Bali. The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Michele Leonhart, announced her retirement in the wake of allegations that DEA agents had attended sex parties with prostitutes. Pope Francis accepted the resignation of U.S. Bishop Robert Finn, who'd pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected child abuser. Mary Doyle Keefe, 92, the model for Norman Rockwell's iconic 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting, died in Simsbury, Conn.

Today's Birthdays: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is 90. Actress-comedian-writer Elaine May is 84. Actor Charles Grodin is 81. Actor Reni Santoni (REH'-nee san-TOH'-nee) is 78. Anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean is 77. Singer-musician Iggy Pop is 69. Actress Patti LuPone is 67. Actor Tony Danza is 65. Actor James Morrison is 62. Actress Andie MacDowell is 58. Rock singer Robert Smith (The Cure) is 57. Rock musician Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) is 57. Actor John Cameron Mitchell is 53. Rapper Michael Franti (Spearhead) is 50. Actor Toby Stephens is 47. Rock singer-musician Glen Hansard (The Frames) is 46. Actor Rob Riggle is 46. Comedian Nicole Sullivan is 46. Football player-turned-actor Brian White is 43. Olympic gold medal pairs figure skater Jamie Sale (sah-LAY') is 39. Rock musician David Brenner (Theory of a Deadman) is 38. Actor James McAvoy is 37. NFL quarterback Tony Romo is 36. Actor Terrence J is 34. Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw is 33. Actor Christoph (cq) Sanders is 28. Rock singer Sydney Sierota (Echosmith) is 19.

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Today is Friday, April 21, the 111th day of 2017. There are 254 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 21, 1967, army officers in Greece staged a coup, seizing power and creating a military dictatorship that ruled the country for the next seven years.

Ten years ago: The Fallujah, Iraq, city council chairman (Sami Abdul-Amir al-Jumaili), a critic of al-Qaida who had taken the job after his three predecessors were assassinated, was killed by attackers in a passing car. American billionaire Charles Simonyi (sih-MOHN'-ee) returned to Earth from a dream voyage to the international space station, riding a Russian capsule to a soft landing in Kazakhstan. Professional sailor Reid Stowe and his girlfriend, Soanya Ahmad, set off from North Hoboken, N.J., on a 1,000-day, nonstop globe-girdling cruise. (Ahmad abandoned the cruise in Australia in Feb. 2008, saying she was plagued by seasickness and suspecting she was pregnant; Stowe completed the journey as he arrived in New York on June 17, 2010 and met his toddler son, Darshen, for the first time.)

Five years ago: Charles W. "Chuck" Colson, 80, described as the "evil genius" of the Nixon administration who served seven months in prison for a Watergate-related conviction, then spent the next 35 years ministering to prison inmates, died in northern Virginia. Phil Humber threw the first perfect game in the majors in almost two years, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

One year ago: Prince, one of the most inventive and influential musicians of modern times, was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis; he was 57. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's oldest and longest-reigning monarch, drew crowds of well-wishers and floods of tributes on the occasion of her 90th birthday. Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs pitched his second no-hitter in a span of 11 regular-season starts, shutting down the Cincinnati Reds in a 16-0 rout. (Arrieta also no-hit the Dodgers 2-0 on Aug. 30, 2015).

Today's Birthdays — April 21: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is 91. Actress-comedian-writer Elaine May is 85. Actor Charles Grodin is 82. Actor Reni Santoni (REH'-nee san-TOH'-nee) is 79. Anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean is 78. Singer-musician Iggy Pop is 70. Actress Patti LuPone is 68. Actor Tony Danza is 66. Actor James Morrison is 63. Actress Andie MacDowell is 59. Rock singer Robert Smith (The Cure) is 58. Rock musician Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) is 58. Actor John Cameron Mitchell is 54. Rapper Michael Franti (Spearhead) is 51. Actor Toby Stephens is 48. Rock singer-musician Glen Hansard (The Frames) is 47. Actor Rob Riggle is 47. Comedian Nicole Sullivan is 47. Football player-turned-actor Brian White is 44. Olympic gold medal pairs figure skater Jamie Sale (sah-LAY') is 40. Rock musician David Brenner (Theory of a Deadman) is 39. Actor James McAvoy is 38. Former NFL quarterback Tony Romo is 37. Actor Terrence J is 35. Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw is 34. Actor Christoph (cq) Sanders is 29. Actor Frank Dillane is 26. Rock singer Sydney Sierota (Echosmith) is 20.


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Today is Saturday, April 21, the 111th day of 2018. There are 254 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 21, 1918, Manfred von Richthofen, 25, the German ace known as the "Red Baron" who was believed to have downed 80 enemy aircraft during World War I, was himself shot down and killed while in action over France.

On April 21, 1910, author Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, died in Redding, Conn., at age 74.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush opened a two-day summit in New Orleans with Mexican President Felipe Calderon (fay-LEE'-pay kahl-duh-ROHN') and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a link had been found between contaminated drug thinners from China and 81 deaths in the United States. Robert Cheruiyot (CHEHR'-ee-aht) of Kenya won the Boston Marathon in 2:07:46 to become the fourth man to win the race four times; Dire Tune of Ethiopia won the women's race in 2:25:25. 1970s soul singer Al Wilson died in Fontana, Calif., at age 68.

Five years ago: On the first Sunday since the deadly Boston Marathon bombing, churches paused to mourn the dead and console the survivors while in West, Texas, residents prayed for comfort four days after a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people. In Britain, the London Marathon sent out a powerful message of solidarity with Boston and its victims as runners crossed the line in front of Buckingham Palace with black ribbons on their chests (Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia won the men's race). Joe Scarborough, a 50-year-old self-employed electrical contractor, rolled the first 900 series in Professional Bowlers Association history — three straight perfect games.

One year ago: A San Francisco power outage blamed on the massive failure of a circuit breaker that sparked a fire at a power substation stranded people in elevators and left tens of thousands in the dark. Prince fans marked the first anniversary of his sudden death by gathering at Minnesota sites made famous by the "Purple Rain" superstar. A Taliban attack on Camp Shaheen near Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, left more than 100 Afghan soldiers dead and dozens injured.

Today's Birthdays — April 21: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is 92. Actress-comedian-writer Elaine May is 86. Actor Charles Grodin is 83. Former New Jersey Gov. Thomas Kean is 83. Evangelist James Dobson is 82. Former MLB pitcher Gary Peters is 81. Actor Reni Santoni (REH'-nee san-TOH'-nee) is 80. Anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean is 79. Retiring University of Oklahoma President and former U.S. Sen. David L. Boren is 77. Former New Zealand prime minister Geoffrey Palmer is 76. Singer-musician Iggy Pop is 71. Former MLB player Al Bumbry is 71. Former U.S. Rep. Gary Condit is 70. Actress Patti LuPone is 69. Actor Tony Danza is 67. Author/academic Gerald Early is 65. Actor James Morrison is 64... Former MLB pitcher Jesse Orosco is 61. Actress Andie MacDowell is 60. Rock singer Robert Smith (The Cure) is 59. Rock musician Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) is 59. Former MLB pitcher Les Lancaster is 56. Basketball coach Craig Robinson (brother of former First Lady Michelle Obama and brother-in-law of former U.S. President Barack Obama) is 56. Actor-director John Cameron Mitchell is 55. Actor Roy Dupuis is 55. Rapper Michael Franti (Spearhead) is 52. Former NHL goalie Ed Belfour is 52. Former NBA player Gary Grant is 52. Actor Toby Stephens is 49. Rock singer-musician Glen Hansard (The Frames) is 48. Actor Rob Riggle is 48. Comedian Nicole Sullivan is 48. Irish singer/songwriter Glen Hansard is 48. Football player-turned-actor Brian White is 45. Olympic gold medal pairs figure skater Jamie Sale (sah-LAY') is 41. Rock musician David Brenner (Theory of a Deadman) is 40. Actor James McAvoy is 39. Former NFL quarterback Tony Romo is 38. Actor Terrence J is 36.. Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw is 35. Actor Christoph (cq) Sanders is 30. Actor Frank Dillane is 27. Rock singer Sydney Sierota (Echosmith) is 21. Actress Emma Tremblay is 14.

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