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#TodayInHistory – May 21

May 21 โ€“ Some important events on this day

1792 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Mount Unzen on Japan’s Shimabara Peninsula, erupts creating a tsunami, killing about 15,000. It was Japan’s deadliest volcanic eruption ๐ŸŒ‹
1819 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ 1st bicycles (swift walkers) in US introduced in NYC ๐Ÿšฒ
1832 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ 1st Democratic National Convention (Baltimore)
1846 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ 1st steamship arrives in Hawaii ๐ŸŒบ
1871 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ French regular troops start to attack Commune of Paris. 17,000 die

1881 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ In Washington, D.C., humanitarians Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons found the American National Red Cross, an organization established to provide humanitarian aid to victims of wars and natural disasters in congruence with the International Red Cross.

1894 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ 22-year-old French Anarchist ร‰mile Henry is executed by guillotine. His last words were reputed to be “Courage, camarades! Vive l’anarchie!”
1908 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ 1st horror movie (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde) premieres in Chicago ๐ŸŽฅ
1927 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Aviator Charles Lindbergh, in the Spirit of St Louis, lands in Paris after the first solo air crossing of Atlantic

1932 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ After flying for 17 hours from Newfoundland, Amelia Earhart lands near Londonderry, Northern Ireland, becoming the 1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman.

1981 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Reggae musician Bob Marley receives a Jamaican state funeral
1999 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ All My Children star Susan Lucci finally wins a Daytime Emmy after being nominated 19 times, the longest period of unsuccessful nominations in television history.
2003 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ An earthquake hits northern Algeria killing more than 2,000 people.
2004 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Stanislav Petrov awarded World Citizen Award for averting a potential nuclear war in 1983 after correctly guessing Russian early warning system at fault
2006 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ The 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%. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช

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