On this day: April 21

Posted: 3:51 PM EDT Apr 14, 2014   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Apr 21, 2015

John Adams becomes the first U.S. vice president, Mark Twain dies, Elvis hits No. 1 for the first time, and Geraldo Rivera opens Capone's vaults, all on this day.

OTD April 21 - Michael Jackson
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2004: A California grand jury indicts Michael Jackson on child molestation charges after determining there is enough evidence to proceed with allegations made against him by a 13-year-old boy he had befriended and spent time with at his Neverland Ranch. On June 13, 2005, a jury found Jackson not guilty on all charges following a nearly five-month long trial.


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