ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY: check out our top ten happenings on April 21 throughout history...

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n 753 BC - Today is the traditional date of the foundation of Rome.

1689 - William III and Mary II were crowned joint king and queen of England, Scotland and Ireland.

1789 - John Adams was sworn in as the first U.S. Vice President.

1898 - The Spanish-American War began.

1916 - Bill Carlisle, the infamous ‘last train robber,’ robbed a train in Hanna, WY.

1959 - The largest fish ever hooked by a rod and reel was caught by Alf Dean. It was a 16-foot, 10-inch white shark that weighed 2,664 pounds.

1977 - “Annie” opened on Broadway.

1984 - In France, it was announced that doctors had found virus believed to cause AIDS.

1987 - Special occasion stamps were offered for the first time by the U.S. Postal Service. “Happy Birthday” and “Get Well” were among the first to be offered.

1998 - Astronomers announced in Washington that they had discovered possible signs of a new family of planets orbiting a star 220 light-years away.