It happened one 21 May

1927 : Charles Lindbergh landed in Paris

On May 21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh landed in Paris the day after his departure from New York. This was the first transatlantic non-stop flight.

1932 : Amelia Earhart landed in Ireland

On 21 May 1932, Amelia Earhart landed in Ireland the day after her departure from Newfoundland. She was the first woman to cross the Atlantic non-stopby plane.

1950 : Tornado in England

On 21 May 1950, a tornado hit the south of England. It traveled 66 miles during 2 ½ hours causing much damage and killed 2 people.

1950 : Fangio won the Monaco Grand Prix

On 21 May 1950, the Argentine driver Juan Manuel Fangio, won his first Grand Prix at Monaco Grand Prix, with his Alfa Romeo. In his career, he won 24 Grands Prix and was 5 times World Champion.

1980 : Battle of San Carlos

On May 21, 1982, during the Falklands War, the British launched a commando landing operation on the soil of the Falklands Islands. In response to this, the Argentine forces attacked intensively the British ships causing serious damage. Nevertheless, the British operation was a success.

1991 : Rajiv Gandhi assassinated

On May 21, 1991, former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a female suicide bomber while he was campaigning in the state of Tamil Nadu.

2003 : Earthquake in Algeria

On May 21, 2003, an earthquake of magnitude 6.7 on the Richter scale hit Algeria. The epicenter was located offshore, 60 km north-east of Algiers.
The damage was enormous and 2278 people were killed and over 10,000 others injured.

Latest news : 21 May

Independence Day in Montenegro
May 21 is Independence Day in Montenegro in honor of the 2006 referendum which chose independence from Serbia.
Afro-Colombian Day
May 21, in Colombia, is the Día de la Afrocolombianidad which commemorates the abolition of escalvage in 1851.

Quote of the day : 21 May

Juan Manuel Fangio
You need great passion, because everything you do with great pleasure, you do well.

Birthdays : 21 May

Alexander Pope, English poet (1688)
Joseph Fouché, French politician (1759)
Lucien Bonaparte, French politician (1775)
Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis, French mathematician (1792)
Henri Rousseau (Le Douanier), French painter (1844)
Léon Bourgeois, French politician, Nobel Peace Prize (1851)
Hans Berger, German neuroscientist, inventor of the electroencephalogram (1873)
Robert Montgomery, American actor (1904)
Raymond Burr, Canadian actor (1917)
Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist, Nobel Peace Prize (1921)
Malcolm Fraser, Prime Minister of Australia (1930)
Maurice André, French trumpeter (1933)
Mary Robinson, President of Ireland (1990-1997) (1944)
Jonathan Hyde, English actor (1948)
Laurence Tureaud (Mr T.), American actor (1952)
Judge Reinhold, American actor (1957)
Nick Cassavetes, American actor, screenwriter and director (1959)
Mohanlal, Indian actor (1960)
Vladimir Salnikov, Russian swimmer (1960)
Richard Appel, American writer (1963)
Lisa Edelstein, American actress (1967)
The Notorious B.I.G., American rapper (1972)
Stomy Bugsy, French rapper (1972)
Mutya Buena, English singer (1985)
Kane Brett Robinson (Kano), English rapper (1985)
Tom Daley, English diver (1994)

They left us one 21 May

Niccolò Zucchi, Italian astronomer (1670)
Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Swedish chemist (1786)
Franz von Suppé, Austrian composer (1895)
Jane Addams, American sociologist, Nobel Peace Prize (1935)
Rajiv Gandhi, Indian politician (1944)
John Garfield, American actor (1952)
James Franck, German physicist, Nobel Prize (1964)
Barbara Cartland, English author (2000)
John Gielgud, English actor (2000)

Tip of the Day : 21 May

Makeup for a sporting event

When you attend a sporting event, it is likely you are going to drink, eat and scream. Nevertheless, during these times, you must stay cute. It is therefore essential to choose the right makeup.
Start by applying a light foundation.
Continue with a bronzer in the same color as your complexion.
Finish with a touch of pale pink or peach blush along the line of your smile.
Apply a waterproof mascara (one coat) separating your eyelashes.
Then select a tinted gloss in a shade close to the color of your lips.
For an outdoor event, you can set the makeup with a mist of mineral water.

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