May 21 in History
1792May 21, 1792:
About 15,000 people lose their lives from the volcanic eruption of Japan’s Mount Unzen.
1904May 21, 1904:
The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is formed in Paris.
1908May 21, 1908:
“Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde”, the first horror movie to be made, premieres in Chicago.
1927May 21, 1927: Aviator and explorer Charles Lindbergh becomes the first person to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean.
1932May 21, 1932:
Amelia Earhart, the American aviator, pilots a plane in a transatlantic flight as the first solo woman in the history of aviation.
1981May 21, 1981:
Jamaica organizes a funeral for legendary reggae singer Bob Marley.
1983May 21, 1983:
“Let’s Dance”, a single by David Bowie tops the Billboard Hot 100 chart, having previously stayed at number 1 on the UK singles chart for three weeks.
1991May 21, 1991:
India’s former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated by a suicide bomber.
2000May 21, 2000:
Author Barbara Cartland dies. She authored well-over 700 books.
2017May 21, 2017:
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performs for the last time.