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