Rome was founded 1, 255 years ago on this day.
The twin brothers Romulus and Remus, became the founders of Rome. However, they quarreled resulting in the murder of Remus, leaving Romulus as the first King of Rome. The traditional date of Romulus' sole reign and the subsequent founding of the city, April 21, 753 BC, is still celebrated with festivals and parades today. Here are Romulus and Remus being suckled by the She-wolf...
According to the roman mythology, the twin-brothers were the supposed sons of the god Mars and the priestess Rhea Silvia, who was made a Vestal Virgin against her will - which meant that she was made a priestess of the godess Vesta and therefore forbidden to marry. However, the god Mars came to her in her temple and of him she conceived her two sons, Romulus and Remus. Here are Rhea Silvia and the god Mars.
On this day 172 years ago (April 21, 1836), there was the battle of San Jacinto during the Texas Revolution where the Republic of Texas defeated Mexican General Santa Anna. A very important day in Texas history!!! Here is some Republic of Texas currency.
And, finally, 31 years ago, on April 21, 1977, Rhea was born in Texas! This silly, goofy girl!