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Know what happened on 21st May


Importance of 21st May in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 21st May special in the world history.

1929
Death of Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, British Prime Minister 1894-95.
Great Britain
1927
Charles Lindbergh landed at Le Bourget thereby completing the first solo non-stop transatlantic flight.
United States
1916
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)
Great Britain
1894
Official opening by Queen Victoria of the Manchester Ship Canal
Great Britain
1840
Capt. William Hobson took possession of New Zealand for the British Crown.
New Zealand
1799
Birth of Mary Anning, who despite growing up in extreme poverty became a self taught fossil collector whose discoveries included the first Plesiosaurus.
Great Britain
1780
Birth of Elizabeth Fry, prison reformer
Great Britain
1688
Birth of Alexander Pope, English poet.
Great Britain
1502
St Helena discovered by João da Nova.
Portugal
1481
Death of King Christian I of Denmark
Denmark
1471
Birth of Albrecht Dürer, German Artist
Germany
1471
Death of Henry VI, murdered in the Tower of London
Great Britain
1420
Treaty of Troyes
France
1254
Death of King Conrad IV of Germany
Germany
1237
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.
Ireland
0987
Death of King Louis V of France
France
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