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May 21st, 2008 (May 21 2008)EventManchester United And Chelsea Football Club compete in the first ever all English UEFA Champions League Final in Moscow, Russia. The game was won 6-5 on penalties by Manchester United.
May 21st, 2007 (May 21 2007)EventThe Cutty Sark is badly damaged by fire in London, Englandied in She was the last surviving clipper, now there is none.
May 21st, 2006 (May 21 2006)EventThe Republic of Montenegro holds a referendum proposing independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. The Montenegrin people choose independence with a majority of 55%.
May 21st, 2006 (May 21 2006)EventThe Swedish ice hockey team Tre Kronor takes gold in the World Championship, becoming the first nation to hold both the World and Olympic titles separately in the same year.
May 21st, 2006 (May 21 2006)DeathSpencer Clark, American racecar driver (born in 1987)
May 21st, 2006 (May 21 2006)DeathKatherine Dunham, American dancer (born in 1909)
May 21st, 2006 (May 21 2006)DeathCherd Songsri, Thai film director (born in 1931)
May 21st, 2006 (May 21 2006)DeathBilly Walker, American singer (born in 1929)
May 21st, 2005 (May 21 2005)DeathHoward Morris, American comic actor and director (born in 1919)
May 21st, 2004 (May 21 2004)EventSherpa Pemba Dorjie climbs Mount Everest in 8 hours 10 minutes, breaking his rival Sherpa Lakpa Gelu s record from the previous year.
May 21st, 2004 (May 21 2004)EventStanislav Petrov is awarded the World Citizen Award for averting a potential World War III in 1983.
May 21st, 2003 (May 21 2003)EventAn earthquake hits northern Algeria killing more than 2,000 people.
May 21st, 2003 (May 21 2003)DeathFrank D. White, American politician (born in 1933)
May 21st, 2003 (May 21 2003)DeathAlejandro de Tomaso, Argentine-Italian racing driver and car manufacturer (born in 1928)
May 21st, 2002 (May 21 2002)DeathNiki de Saint Phalle, French artist (born in 1930)
May 21st, 2001 (May 21 2001)EventFrench Taubira law officially recognizes the Atlantic slave trade and slavery as crimes against humanity.
May 21st, 2000 (May 21 2000)DeathBarbara Cartland, English author (born in 1901)
May 21st, 2000 (May 21 2000)DeathSir John Gielgud, British actor (born in 1904)
May 21st, 2000 (May 21 2000)DeathMark R. Hughes, American entrepreneur (born in 1956)
May 21st, 1999 (May 21 1999)DeathKarnail "Bugz" Pitts, American rapper (D12) (born in 1979)
May 21st, 1998 (May 21 1998)EventIn Miami, Florida, five abortion clinics are hit by a butyric acid attacker.
May 21st, 1998 (May 21 1998)EventSuharto, the Indonesian dictator who had ruled for 32 years, resigns.
May 21st, 1996 (May 21 1996)EventThe MV Bukoba sinks in Tanzanian waters on Lake Victoria, killing nearly 1000.
May 21st, 1996 (May 21 1996)EventThe Trappist Martyrs of Atlas are executed.
May 21st, 1996 (May 21 1996)DeathPaul Delph, American musician and producer (born in 1957)
May 21st, 1996 (May 21 1996)DeathLash LaRue, American actor (born in 1917)
May 21st, 1994 (May 21 1994)EventThe Democratic Republic of Yemen secedes from the Republic of Yemen.
May 21st, 1992 (May 21 1992)BirthOlivia Olson, American singer and actress
May 21st, 1991 (May 21 1991)EventFormer Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated by a female suicide bomber near Madras.
May 21st, 1991 (May 21 1991)EventMengistu Haile Mariam, president of the People s Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, flees Ethiopia, effectively bringing the Ethiopian Civil War to an end.
May 21st, 1991 (May 21 1991)BirthSarah Ramos, American actress
May 21st, 1991 (May 21 1991)DeathRajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (born in 1944)
May 21st, 1988 (May 21 1988)BirthJonathan Howson, English footballer
May 21st, 1988 (May 21 1988)DeathSammy Davis, Sr., American dancer (born in 1900)
May 21st, 1987 (May 21 1987)BirthAshlie Brillault, American actress
May 21st, 1986 (May 21 1986)BirthMyra, Mexican-American singer
May 21st, 1985 (May 21 1985)BirthAndrew Miller, Major League Baseball player
May 21st, 1985 (May 21 1985)BirthKano, British rapper
May 21st, 1985 (May 21 1985)BirthMutya Buena, English singer (ex-Sugababes)
May 21st, 1985 (May 21 1985)BirthMarco Carta, Italian singer
May 21st, 1985 (May 21 1985)DeathJulie Vega, Philippine Actress (born in 1968)
May 21st, 1984 (May 21 1984)BirthBrandon Fields, National Football League punter
May 21st, 1984 (May 21 1984)BirthLorena Ayala, Spanish-Dutch model and beauty queen
May 21st, 1984 (May 21 1984)DeathAnn Little, American actress (born in 1891)
May 21st, 1983 (May 21 1983)DeathKenneth Clark, English art historian (born in 1903)Kenneth Clark Quotes
May 21st, 1981 (May 21 1981)BirthBelladonna, American pornographic actress
May 21st, 1981 (May 21 1981)BirthMax, German singer
May 21st, 1981 (May 21 1981)BirthJosh Hamilton, Major League Baseball player
May 21st, 1981 (May 21 1981)DeathPatsy O Hara, Irish hunger striker (born in 1957)
May 21st, 1981 (May 21 1981)DeathRaymond Mccreesh, Irish hunger striker (born in 1957)
May 21st, 1980 (May 21 1980)BirthChris Raab, American actor
May 21st, 1979 (May 21 1979)EventWhite Night riots in San Francisco following the manslaughter conviction of Dan White for the assassinations of George Moscone and Harvey Milk.Harvey Milk Quotes
May 21st, 1979 (May 21 1979)BirthDamian Ariel Alvarez, Argentinian footballerAl Alvarez Quotes
May 21st, 1979 (May 21 1979)BirthJesse Capelli, Canadian pornographic actress
May 21st, 1979 (May 21 1979)BirthJames Clancy Phelan, Australian novelist
May 21st, 1979 (May 21 1979)BirthJamie Hepburn, Member of the Scottish Parliament
May 21st, 1979 (May 21 1979)BirthScott Smith, mixed martial arts fighter Martial Quotes
May 21st, 1978 (May 21 1978)BirthBriana Banks, German-American pornographic actress
May 21st, 1978 (May 21 1978)BirthJamaal Magloire, Canadian professional basketballer
May 21st, 1978 (May 21 1978)BirthAdam Gontier, Canadian singer Three Days Grace
May 21st, 1977 (May 21 1977)BirthQuinton Fortune, South African footballer
May 21st, 1977 (May 21 1977)BirthRicky Williams, American football player
May 21st, 1976 (May 21 1976)BirthDeron Miller, American rock musician
May 21st, 1976 (May 21 1976)BirthKardinal Offishall, Canadian rapper
May 21st, 1975 (May 21 1975)BirthLee Gaze, Welsh guitarist
May 21st, 1974 (May 21 1974)BirthFairuza Balk, American actress
May 21st, 1974 (May 21 1974)BirthHavoc, American rapper (Mobb Deep)
May 21st, 1973 (May 21 1973)BirthNoel Fielding, British comedian
May 21st, 1973 (May 21 1973)DeathVaughn Monroe, American musician (born in 1911)
May 21st, 1972 (May 21 1972)EventMichelangelo s Pieta in St. Peter s Basilica in Rome is damaged by a vandal.
May 21st, 1972 (May 21 1972)BirthAdriano Cintra, Brazilian musician (CSS)
May 21st, 1972 (May 21 1972)BirthThe Notorious B.I.G., American rapper (died in 1997)
May 21st, 1972 (May 21 1972)BirthAlesha Oreskovich, American model
May 21st, 1970 (May 21 1970)BirthDorsey Levens, former American football player
May 21st, 1970 (May 21 1970)BirthCarl Veart, Australian former footballer
May 21st, 1970 (May 21 1970)DeathE. L. Grant Watson, Australian biologist (born in 1885)
May 21st, 1969 (May 21 1969)BirthMasayo Kurata, Japanese voice actress
May 21st, 1969 (May 21 1969)BirthPierluigi Brivio, Italian footballer
May 21st, 1968 (May 21 1968)BirthJulie Vega, Filipino child actress and singer (died in 1985)
May 21st, 1968 (May 21 1968)BirthMatthias Ungemach, German rower
May 21st, 1967 (May 21 1967)BirthChris Benoit, Canadian professional wrestler (died in 2007)
May 21st, 1966 (May 21 1966)BirthLisa Edelstein, American actress
May 21st, 1965 (May 21 1965)DeathGeoffrey de Havilland, British aircraft designer (born in 1882)
May 21st, 1964 (May 21 1964)BirthDanny Bailey, English footballer
May 21st, 1964 (May 21 1964)BirthDanny Lee Clark, American football player and American Gladiator "Nitro"
May 21st, 1964 (May 21 1964)BirthNancy Daus, American professional wrestler (died in 2007)
May 21st, 1964 (May 21 1964)BirthCarolyn Lawrence, American actress
May 21st, 1964 (May 21 1964)DeathJames Franck, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate (born in 1882)
May 21st, 1963 (May 21 1963)BirthRichard Appel, American writer
May 21st, 1963 (May 21 1963)BirthKevin Shields, Musician (My Bloody Valentine)
May 21st, 1961 (May 21 1961)EventAmerican civil rights movement: Alabama Governor John Malcolm Patterson declares martial law in an attempt to restore order after race riots break out. Martial Quotes
May 21st, 1960 (May 21 1960)BirthJeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer (died in 1994)
May 21st, 1960 (May 21 1960)BirthKent Hrbek, American baseball player
May 21st, 1960 (May 21 1960)BirthMohanlal, Indian actor
May 21st, 1959 (May 21 1959)BirthNick Cassavetes, American actor and director
May 21st, 1958 (May 21 1958)EventUnited Kingdom Postmaster General Ernest Marples announces that from December, subscriber trunk dialling will be introduced in the Bristol area.
May 21st, 1958 (May 21 1958)BirthJefery Levy, American television director
May 21st, 1957 (May 21 1957)BirthBruce Buffer, American Mixed Martial Arts Announcer Martial Quotes
May 21st, 1957 (May 21 1957)BirthNadine Dorries, British politician
May 21st, 1957 (May 21 1957)BirthJudge Reinhold, American actor
May 21st, 1957 (May 21 1957)BirthRenee Soutendijk, Dutch actress
May 21st, 1957 (May 21 1957)DeathAleksandr Vertinsky, Russian singer (born in 1889)
May 21st, 1955 (May 21 1955)BirthPaul Barber, British field hockey player
May 21st, 1955 (May 21 1955)BirthStan Lynch, American drummer
May 21st, 1954 (May 21 1954)BirthMarc Ribot, American musician
May 21st, 1952 (May 21 1952)BirthMr. T, American actor
May 21st, 1952 (May 21 1952)DeathJohn Garfield, American actor (born in 1913)
May 21st, 1951 (May 21 1951)EventThe opening of the Ninth Street Show, otherwise known as the 9th Street Art Exhibitiona gathering of a number of notable artists, and the stepping-out of the post war New York avant-garde, collectively know as the New York School.
May 21st, 1951 (May 21 1951)BirthAl Franken, American comedian
May 21st, 1949 (May 21 1949)DeathKlaus Mann, German writer (born in 1906)
May 21st, 1948 (May 21 1948)BirthLeo Sayer, English musician
May 21st, 1947 (May 21 1947)BirthBill Champlin, American singer
May 21st, 1947 (May 21 1947)BirthJonathan Hyde, Australian-born actor
May 21st, 1945 (May 21 1945)EventScreen legend Humphrey Bogart marries actress Lauren Bacall.
May 21st, 1945 (May 21 1945)BirthErnst Messerschmid, German astronaut
May 21st, 1944 (May 21 1944)BirthMary Robinson, President of Ireland
May 21st, 1944 (May 21 1944)BirthMarcie Blane, American singer
May 21st, 1943 (May 21 1943)BirthHilton Valentine, British guitarist (The Animals)
May 21st, 1942 (May 21 1942)BirthDanny Ongais, American race car driver
May 21st, 1941 (May 21 1941)EventWorld War II: 950 miles off the coast of Brazil, the freighter SS Robin Moor becomes the first American ship sunk by a German U-boat.
May 21st, 1941 (May 21 1941)BirthMartin Carthy, English musician
May 21st, 1941 (May 21 1941)BirthRonald Isley, American singer (The Isley Brothers)
May 21st, 1941 (May 21 1941)BirthBobby Cox, Manager of the Atlanta Braves (MLB)
May 21st, 1939 (May 21 1939)BirthHeinz Holliger, Swiss musician
May 21st, 1937 (May 21 1937)EventA Soviet station becomes the first scientific research settlement to operate on the drift ice of the Arctic Ocean.
May 21st, 1936 (May 21 1936)EventSada Abe is arrested after wandering the streets of Tokyo for days with her dead lover s severed genitals in her handied in Her story soon becomes one of Japan s most notorious scandals.
May 21st, 1936 (May 21 1936)BirthGunter Blobel, German biologist, Nobel laureate
May 21st, 1935 (May 21 1935)DeathJane Addams, American social worker, Nobel laureate (born in 1860)Jane Addams Quotes
May 21st, 1934 (May 21 1934)EventOskaloosa, Iowa, becomes the first municipality in the United States to fingerprint all of its citizens.
May 21st, 1934 (May 21 1934)BirthBengt I. Samuelsson, Swedish biochemist, Nobel laureate
May 21st, 1933 (May 21 1933)BirthMaurice Andre, French trumpeter
May 21st, 1932 (May 21 1932)EventBad weather forces Amelia Earhart to land in a pasture in Derry, Northern Ireland, and thereby becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
May 21st, 1930 (May 21 1930)BirthMalcolm Fraser, Australian politician
May 21st, 1929 (May 21 1929)DeathArchibald Primrose, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (born in 1847)
May 21st, 1928 (May 21 1928)BirthTom Donahue, American disc jockey (freeform radio) (died in 1975)
May 21st, 1927 (May 21 1927)EventCharles Lindbergh touches down at Le Bourget Field in Paris, completing the world s first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
May 21st, 1926 (May 21 1926)BirthRobert Creeley, American poet (died in 2005)Robert Ley Quotes
May 21st, 1924 (May 21 1924)EventUniversity of Chicago students Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, Jr. murder 14-year-old Bobby Franks in a "thrill killing".
May 21st, 1924 (May 21 1924)BirthPeggy Cass, American actress (died in 1999)
May 21st, 1923 (May 21 1923)BirthArmand Borel, Swiss mathematician (died in 2003)
May 21st, 1923 (May 21 1923)BirthAra Parseghian, American football coach
May 21st, 1921 (May 21 1921)BirthAndrei Sakharov, Russian physicist (died in 1989)Andrei Sakharov Quotes
May 21st, 1920 (May 21 1920)BirthAnthony Steel, British actor (died in 2001)
May 21st, 1920 (May 21 1920)DeathVenustiano Carranza, 54th President of Mexico (born in 1859)
May 21st, 1919 (May 21 1919)DeathYevgraf Fyodorov, Russian mathematician (born in 1853)
May 21st, 1918 (May 21 1918)BirthDennis Day, American singer and comedian (died in 1988)
May 21st, 1917 (May 21 1917)EventThe Great Atlanta fire of 1917 takes place.
May 21st, 1917 (May 21 1917)BirthRaymond Burr, American actor (died in 1993)
May 21st, 1916 (May 21 1916)BirthTinus Osendarp, Dutch runner (died in 2002)
May 21st, 1916 (May 21 1916)BirthHarold Robbins, American novelist (died in 1997)
May 21st, 1915 (May 21 1915)DeathLeonid Gobyato, Russian general (born in 1875)
May 21st, 1913 (May 21 1913)BirthGina Bachauer, Greek pianist (died in 1976)
May 21st, 1912 (May 21 1912)BirthJohn Curtis Gowan, American psychologist (died in 1986)
May 21st, 1912 (May 21 1912)BirthMonty Stratton, baseball player (died in 1982)
May 21st, 1911 (May 21 1911)DeathWilliamina Fleming, Scottish-born astronomer (born in 1857)
May 21st, 1909 (May 21 1909)BirthFrancois-Albert Angers, Quebec economist (died in 2003)
May 21st, 1904 (May 21 1904)EventThe Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is founded in Paris.
May 21st, 1904 (May 21 1904)BirthRobert Montgomery, American actor (died in 1981)
May 21st, 1904 (May 21 1904)BirthFats Waller, American pianist (died in 1943)
May 21st, 1903 (May 21 1903)BirthManly Wade Wellman, American author (died in 1986)
May 21st, 1902 (May 21 1902)BirthEarl Averill, baseball player (died in 1983)
May 21st, 1902 (May 21 1902)BirthMarcel Lajos Breuer, Hungarian-born architect (died in 1981)
May 21st, 1901 (May 21 1901)BirthHorace Heidt, American band leader (died in 1986) Horace Quotes
May 21st, 1901 (May 21 1901)BirthSam Jaffe, American film producer (died in 2000)
May 21st, 1901 (May 21 1901)BirthSuzanne Lilar, Belgian essayist, novelist and playwright (died in 1992)
May 21st, 1898 (May 21 1898)BirthArmand Hammer, American physician (died in 1990)
May 21st, 1898 (May 21 1898)BirthCharles Leon Hammes, Luxembourgian lawyer and President of the European Court of Justice (died in 1967)
May 21st, 1895 (May 21 1895)DeathFranz von Suppe, Austrian composer (born in 1819)
May 21st, 1894 (May 21 1894)EventThe Manchester Ship Canal in England is officially opened by Queen Victoria, who knights its designer Sir Edward Leader Williams.William Manchester Quotes
May 21st, 1894 (May 21 1894)Event22-year-old French Anarchist Emile Henry is executed by guillotine.
May 21st, 1894 (May 21 1894)DeathEmile Henry, French anarchist (born in 1872)
May 21st, 1894 (May 21 1894)DeathAugust Kundt, German physicist (born in 1839)
May 21st, 1885 (May 21 1885)BirthSophie of Schonburg-Waldenburg, wife of Prince William of Wied (d.1936)
May 21st, 1881 (May 21 1881)EventThe American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.
May 21st, 1880 (May 21 1880)BirthTudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (died in 1967)
May 21st, 1879 (May 21 1879)EventWar of the Pacific: Two Chilean ships blocking the harbor of Iquique (then belonging to Peru) battle two Peruvian vessels in the Battle of Iquique.
May 21st, 1879 (May 21 1879)DeathArturo Prat, Chilean naval officer (born in 1848)
May 21st, 1878 (May 21 1878)BirthGlenn Curtiss, American aviation pioneer (died in 1930)
May 21st, 1873 (May 21 1873)BirthHans Berger, German neuroscientist (died in 1941)
May 21st, 1871 (May 21 1871)EventFrench troops invade the Paris Commune and engage its residents in street fighting. By the close of "Bloody Week" some 20,000 communards have been killed and 38,000 arrested.
May 21st, 1864 (May 21 1864)EventRussia declares an end to the Russian-Circassian War and many Circassians are forced into exile. The day is designated to be the Circassian Day of Mourning.
May 21st, 1864 (May 21 1864)BirthPrincess Stephanie of Belgium (died in 1945)
May 21st, 1863 (May 21 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: Siege of Port Hudson - Union forces begin to lay siege to the Confederate-controlled Port Hudson, Louisiana.
May 21st, 1863 (May 21 1863)BirthArchduke Eugen of Austria, Austrian field marshal (died in 1954)
May 21st, 1862 (May 21 1862)DeathJohn Drew, Irish-born American actor (born in 1827)
May 21st, 1860 (May 21 1860)BirthWillem Einthoven, Dutch inventor, Nobel laureate (died in 1927)
May 21st, 1856 (May 21 1856)EventLawrence, Kansas is captured and burned by pro-slavery forces.
May 21st, 1853 (May 21 1853)BirthJacques Marie Eugene Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (died in 1905)
May 21st, 1851 (May 21 1851)EventSlavery is abolished in Colombia, South America.
May 21st, 1851 (May 21 1851)BirthLeon Bourgeois, French statesman, Nobel laureate (died in 1925)
May 21st, 1850 (May 21 1850)BirthGiuseppe Mercalli, Italian volcanologist (died in 1914)
May 21st, 1844 (May 21 1844)BirthHenri Rousseau, French artist (died in 1910)
May 21st, 1844 (May 21 1844)DeathGiuseppe Baini, Italian composer (born in 1775)
May 21st, 1843 (May 21 1843)BirthCharles Albert Gobat, Swiss politician (died in 1914)
May 21st, 1835 (May 21 1835)BirthFrantisek Chvostek, Moravian physician (died in 1884)
May 21st, 1832 (May 21 1832)BirthElizabeth Storrs Mead, American educator (died in 1917)
May 21st, 1827 (May 21 1827)BirthWilliam P. Sprague, American politician from Ohio (died in 1899)
May 21st, 1792 (May 21 1792)BirthGaspard-Gustave Coriolis, French scientist (died in 1843)
May 21st, 1790 (May 21 1790)DeathThomas Warton, English poet (born in 1728)Thomas Warton Quotes
May 21st, 1786 (May 21 1786)DeathCarl Wilhelm Scheele, Swedish chemist (born in 1742)
May 21st, 1780 (May 21 1780)BirthElizabeth Fry, British social reformer (died in 1845)
May 21st, 1775 (May 21 1775)BirthLucien Bonaparte, French politician, soldier and academic (died in 1840)
May 21st, 1771 (May 21 1771)DeathChristopher Smart, English poet (born in 1722)
May 21st, 1763 (May 21 1763)BirthJoseph Fouche, French statesman (died in 1820)Joseph Fouche Quotes
May 21st, 1758 (May 21 1758)EventMary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape during the French and Indian War.
May 21st, 1755 (May 21 1755)BirthAlfred Moore, American judge (died in 1810)
May 21st, 1742 (May 21 1742)DeathLars Roberg, Swedish physician (born in 1664)
May 21st, 1725 (May 21 1725)EventThe Order of St. Alexander Nevsky is instituted in Russia by the empress Catherine I. It would later be discontinued and then reinstated by the Soviet government in 1942 as the Order of Alexander Nevsky.Alexander Men Quotes
May 21st, 1724 (May 21 1724)DeathRobert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer, English statesman (born in 1661)Robert Ley Quotes
May 21st, 1719 (May 21 1719)DeathPierre Poiret, French mystic (born in 1646)
May 21st, 1690 (May 21 1690)DeathJohn Eliot, English Puritan missionary (born in 1604)
May 21st, 1688 (May 21 1688)BirthAlexander Pope, English poet (died in 1744)Alexander Pope Quotes
May 21st, 1686 (May 21 1686)Death(N. S.) Otto von Guericke, German scientist (born in 1602)
May 21st, 1674 (May 21 1674)EventThe nobility elect John Sobieski King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania.
May 21st, 1670 (May 21 1670)DeathNiccolo Zucchi, Italian astronomer (born in 1586)
May 21st, 1664 (May 21 1664)BirthGiulio Alberoni, Italian cardinal (died in 1754)
May 21st, 1664 (May 21 1664)DeathElizabeth Poole, Puritan businesswoman
May 21st, 1653 (May 21 1653)BirthEleonora Maria Josefa of Austria, queen consort of Poland and Lithuania (died in 1697)
May 21st, 1650 (May 21 1650)DeathJames Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, Scottish royalist (born in 1612)
May 21st, 1647 (May 21 1647)DeathPieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch poet (born in 1581)
May 21st, 1639 (May 21 1639)DeathTommaso Campanella, Italian theologian (born in 1568)
May 21st, 1607 (May 21 1607)DeathJohn Rainolds, English scholar (born in 1549)
May 21st, 1554 (May 21 1554)EventA royal Charter is granted to Derby School in Derby, England.
May 21st, 1542 (May 21 1542)DeathHernando de Soto, Spanish explorer
May 21st, 1527 (May 21 1527)BirthKing Philip II of Spain (died in 1598)
May 21st, 1524 (May 21 1524)DeathThomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk, English soldier
May 21st, 1512 (May 21 1512)DeathPandolfo Petrucci, ruler of Siena
May 21st, 1502 (May 21 1502)EventThe island of Saint Helena is discovered by the Portuguese navigator Joao da Nova.
May 21st, 1481 (May 21 1481)DeathKing Christian I of Denmark, Norway and Sweden (born in 1426)
May 21st, 1471 (May 21 1471)BirthAlbrecht Durer, German painter (died in 1528)
May 21st, 1260 (May 21 1260)EventKublai Khan of the Mongol Empire sends his envoy Hao Jing and two other advisors to the Song Dynasty court of Emperor Lizong of Song; while attempting to negotiate with the Song in order to resolve their conflict, Hao Jing and his fellow emissaries are imprisoned by order of the high Chancellor of China, Jia Sidao.
May 21st, 1254 (May 21 1254)DeathConrad IV of Germany (born in 1228)
May 21st, 0996 (May 21 0996)EventSixteen-year-old Otto III is crowned Holy Roman Emperor.
May 21st, 0987 (May 21 0987)DeathKing Louis V of France (born in 967)
May 21st, 0879 (May 21 0879)EventPope John VIII gives blessings to duke Branimir and to Croatian people, considered to be international recognition of Croatian state.
May 21st, 0878 (May 21 0878)EventSyracuse, Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily.
May 21st, 0427 (May 21 0427)BirthPlato, Greek philosopher (died in 348/7) Plato Quotes

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