April 21, 1509 - Henry VIII became King of England after the death of his father, Henry VII. Thus began one of the most famous reigns in British history.
April 21, 1689 - William III and Mary II were crowned joint king and queen of England.
April 21, 1816 - Charlotte Bronte, eldest of the three sisters, was born in Yorkshire. Jane Eyre is her most famous work.
And Happy Birthday to Queen Elizabeth II on her 82nd birthday!