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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, 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, 2001 (May 21 2001)EventFrench Taubira law officially recognizes the Atlantic slave trade and slavery as crimes against humanity.
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, 1994 (May 21 1994)EventThe Democratic Republic of Yemen secedes from the Republic of Yemen.
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, 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, 1972 (May 21 1972)EventMichelangelo s Pieta in St. Peter s Basilica in Rome is damaged by a vandal.
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, 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, 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, 1945 (May 21 1945)EventScreen legend Humphrey Bogart marries actress Lauren Bacall.
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, 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, 1934 (May 21 1934)EventOskaloosa, Iowa, becomes the first municipality in the United States to fingerprint all of its citizens.
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, 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, 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, 1917 (May 21 1917)EventThe Great Atlanta fire of 1917 takes place.
May 21st, 1904 (May 21 1904)EventThe Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is founded in Paris.
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, 1881 (May 21 1881)EventThe American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.
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, 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, 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, 1856 (May 21 1856)EventLawrence, Kansas is captured and burned by pro-slavery forces.
May 21st, 1851 (May 21 1851)EventSlavery is abolished in Colombia, South America.
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, 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, 1674 (May 21 1674)EventThe nobility elect John Sobieski King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania.
May 21st, 1554 (May 21 1554)EventA royal Charter is granted to Derby School in Derby, England.
May 21st, 1502 (May 21 1502)EventThe island of Saint Helena is discovered by the Portuguese navigator Joao da Nova.
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, 0996 (May 21 0996)EventSixteen-year-old Otto III is crowned Holy Roman Emperor.
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.

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