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This day in History May 21st

This day in History May 21st

  • 1792 – Mount Unzen on Japan’s Shimabara Peninsula, erupts creating a tsunami, killing about 15,000 people. It was Japan’s deadliest volcanic eruption.
  • 1832 – First Democratic National Convention (Baltimore).
  • 1871 – July 28th. French regular troops attack Commune of Paris. 17,000 people dead.
  • 1927 – Aviator Charles Lindburgh, in the Spirit of St. Louis, lands in Paris after the first solo air crossing of the Atlantic.
  • 1932 – After flying for 17 hours from Newfoundland, Amelia Earhart lands near Londonderry, Northern Ireland, becoming the first transatlantic solo flight by a woman.

Today in Film and TV

  • 1908 – First horror movie, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hide, premieres in Chicago.

Today in Music

  • 1981 – Reggae musician Bob Marley receives a Jamaican state funeral.

Today in Sport

  • 1904 – Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) forms in Paris.

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