On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1792

Historical Events

  • Mount Unzen on Japan's Shimabara Peninsula, erupts creating a tsunami, killing about 15,000; Japan's deadliest volcanic eruption

Famous Birthdays

  • Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis, French scientist ( Coriolis effect), born in Paris, France (d. 1843)
1792 Highlights

About May 21, 1792

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 229 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Gemini