Sunday, November 27, 2022 (Week 48)

May 21 in History

What happened on May 21 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on may 21 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on may 21 in history.

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1991
In Madras, India, a suicide bomber kills the former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi.
1970
The U.S. National Guard mobilizes to quell disturbances at Ohio State University.
1961
Governor John Patterson declares martial law in Montgomery, Alabama.
1951
The U.S. Eighth Army counterattacks to drive the Communist Chinese and North Koreans out of South Korea.
1941
The first U.S. ship, the S.S. Robin Moor, is sunk by a U-boat.
1940
British forces attack German General Erwin Rommel‘s 7th Panzer Division at Arras, slowing his blitzkrieg of France.
1927
Charles Lindbergh lands in Paris completing the first solo air crossing of the Atlantic.
1881
The American Red Cross is founded by Clara Barton.
1863
The siege of the Confederate Port Hudson, Louisiana, begins.
1856
Lawrence, Kansas is captured and sacked by pro-slavery forces.
1832
The Democratic party holds its first national convention.
1790
Paris is divided into 48 zones.
1620
Present-day Martha’s Vineyard is first sighted by Captain Bartholomew Gosnold.
1536
The Reformation is officially adopted in Geneva, Switzerland.
1506
Christopher Columbus dies.
1471
King Henry VI is killed in the Tower of London. Edward IV takes the throne.