eso ha pasado un 21 Mayo

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.

Actualidad del día : 21 Mayo

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.

Cita del día : 21 Mayo

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

Cumpleaños : 21 Mayo

Alexander Pope, Poeta inglés (1688)
Joseph Fouché, Político francés (1759)
Lucien Bonaparte, Político francés (1775)
Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis, Matemático francés (1792)
Henri Rousseau (Le Douanier), Pintor francés (1844)
Léon Bourgeois, Político francés, Premio Nobel de la Paz (1851)
Hans Berger, Neurocientífico alemán, inventor del electroencefalograma (1873)
Robert Montgomery, Actor americano (1904)
Raymond Burr, Actor canadiense (1917)
Andrei Sakharov, Físico ruso, Premio Nobel de la Paz (1921)
Malcolm Fraser, Primer ministro de Australia (1930)
Maurice André, Trompetista francés (1933)
Mary Robinson, Presidenta de Irlanda (1990-1997) (1944)
Jonathan Hyde, Actor inglés (1948)
Laurence Tureaud (Mr T.), Actor americano (1952)
Judge Reinhold, Actor americano (1957)
Nick Cassavetes, Actor, guionista, directore de cine americano (1959)
Mohanlal, Actor indio (1960)
Vladimir Salnikov, Nadador ruso (1960)
Richard Appel, Escritor americano (1963)
Lisa Edelstein, Actriz americana (1967)
The Notorious B.I.G., Rapper americano (1972)
Stomy Bugsy, Rapper francés (1972)
Mutya Buena, Cantante inglesa (1985)
Kane Brett Robinson (Kano), Rapper inglés (1985)
Tom Daley, Buceador inglés (1994)

Nos han dejado un 21 Mayo

Niccolò Zucchi, Astrónomo italiano (1670)
Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Químico sueco (1786)
Franz von Suppé, Compositor austriaco (1895)
Jane Addams, Sociólogo americana, Premio Nobel de la Paz (1935)
Rajiv Gandhi, Político de la India (1944)
John Garfield, Actor americano (1952)
James Franck, Físico alemán, Premio Nobel (1964)
Barbara Cartland, Escritora inglesa (2000)
John Gielgud, Actor inglés (2000)
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