April 21

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1970 The Alliance Party, drawing support from moderate unionists, Catholic liberals and the New Ulster Movement, was founded by Oliver Napier and Robert Cooper.
  • 1926 Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary), the first British monarch to visit the Republic of Ireland (May 2011), born, the eldest daughter of King George VI.
  • 1918 Manfred von Richthofen, the notorious German flying ace known as the ‘Red Baron’, who had 80 victories under his belt, was killed by Allied fire in northern France.
  • 1916 Sir Roger Casement was arrested on Banna Beach, Co. Kerry, after being put ashore by a German submarine.
  • 1816 Charlotte Bronte, the eldest of the three Bronte sisters, author notably of Jane Eyre (1847) and Villette (1853), born in Thornton, Yorkshire.
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