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April 21
1923 Eight-year-old Exterminator won his 34th stakes victory, the Philadelphia Handicap at Havre de Grace, setting an American record.
1925 More than 100,000 lined the procession route for the funeral of Charles H. Ebbets, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
1967 After playing 737 straight games without a rainout, the near impossible happened, a cancellation of a Dodgers game in Los Angeles. It was their first rainout since moving from Brooklyn.
1980 Bill Rodgers won his third straight Boston Marathon with a winning time of two hours, 12 minutes and 11 seconds.
1994 Eddie Murray set a major league record with his 11th switch-hit home run game as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins, 10-6.
2001 The Atlanta Falcons selected Virginia Tech sophomore QB Michael Vick with the first overall selection in the NFL draft.
2001 The Los Angeles Xtreme won the inaugural XFL championship game defeating the San Francisco Demons, 38-6.
2002 The New England Patriots traded QB Drew Bledsoe to the Buffalo Bills for a 2003 first round draft pick.
2003 Kansas named Bill Self its new head basketball coach.
2003 Robert Cheruiyot from Kenya won the Boston Marathon in a time of two hours, 10 minutes and 11 seconds. In the women's event, Svetlana Zakharova from Russia won in a time of two hours, 25 minutes and 20 seconds.
2004 The Philadelphia 76ers named Jim O'Brien their new head coach.
2004 Memphis Grizzlies coach Hubie Brown was named NBA Coach of the Year.
2007 The Philadelphia Kixx won the MISL championship defeating the Detroit Ignition, 13-8.
2008 Kenya's Robert Cheruiyot captured his third straight Boston Marathon, while Ethiopia's Dire Tune earned the women's crown for the first time.
2008 The Milwaukee Bucks named Scott Skiles their new head coach.
2008 Drake named Mark Phelps its new basketball coach.
2010 Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was suspended without pay for six games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.
2010 The New York Jets signed LB Jason Taylor to a two-year contract.
2010 Oklahoma City's Scott Brooks was named NBA coach of the Year.
2011 Minnesota's Kevin Love was named the NBA's Most Improved Player for the 2010-11 season.
2011 Long-time marketing executive Laurel J. Richie was named the new president of the WNBA.
2012 Philip Humber tossed the 21st perfect game in major league history, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 4-0 win over the Seattle Mariners.
2012 Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres was suspended 25 games for his hit against Chicago's Marian Hossa.
2013 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers acquired CB from Darrelle Revis from the NY Jets for a first-round pick in this years draft and a conditional choice in 2014. He then signed a six-year contract with Tampa Bay.
2013 Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia won the men's London Marathon title, while Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya captured the women's crown.
Birthdays Ed Belfour (1965) - NHL goalie. Jesse Orosco (1957) - MLB player. Ken Caminiti (1963) - MLB player. Oliver McCall (1965) - boxer.
As of April 20, 2014, at 06:00 PM ET

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