Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 21st May special in the world history.
Death of Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, British Prime Minister 1894-95.
Charles Lindbergh landed at Le Bourget thereby completing the first solo non-stop transatlantic flight.
First use of Daylight Saving Time in UK (although Sir Ernest Shackleton, on Endurance ice-bound in the Weddell Sea, advanced the expedition's time by one hour on Sunday 26th Sep 1915)
Official opening by Queen Victoria of the Manchester Ship Canal
Capt. William Hobson took possession of New Zealand for the British Crown.
Birth of Mary Anning, who despite growing up in extreme poverty became a self taught fossil collector whose discoveries included the first Plesiosaurus.
Birth of Elizabeth Fry, prison reformer
Birth of Alexander Pope, English poet.
St Helena discovered by João da Nova.
Death of King Christian I of Denmark
Birth of Albrecht Dürer, German Artist
Death of Henry VI, murdered in the Tower of London
Death of King Conrad IV of Germany
Death of Óláfr Guðrøðarson, King of Mann, he ruled the Isle of Man and parts of the Hebrides and was colloquially known as Olaf the Black.
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Death of King Louis V of France
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