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(Monday, April 21, 1986, 8:00-10:00 p.m. EST) — Geraldo Rivera opened gangster Al Capone’s secret vault in Chicago’s Lexington Hotel tonight on The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vaults, a live syndicated TV special, discovering only a bottle of moonshine.
(Thursday, April 21, 1836, 4:30 p.m. local time; during the Texas Revolution) — An army of Texans led by Sam Houston defeated the Mexicans today in the Battle of San Jacinto near modern La Porte, Texas, assuring Texas independence.
(Saturday, April 21, 1956) — “Heartbreak Hotel” by Elvis Presleys peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for eight consecutive weeks (Apr. 21/28, May 5/12/19/26, June 2/9, 1956).
It was Presley’s first of 18 number one hits on the chart (1956-1969).
In 2004, it was ranked #45 on Rolling Stone‘s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”