Today in History …
by Robert Joseph Baker | April 21, 2015 12:00 am
Last Updated: April 20, 2015 at 11:47 pm
1509 – Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII.
1925 – The Manifesto of the Fascist Intellectuals is published in Il Mondo, establishing the political and ideological foundations of Italian Fascism.
1975 – 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.
1982 – Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.