On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 2019

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Austria's far-right Freedom Party resigns from the ruling coalition after two of their ministers are sacked for offering government contracts for political influence in a video

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Indonesian President Joko Widodo confirmed as winning re-election, defeating Prabowo Subianto with 55.5% of the vote

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo
  • More than 600 people, 75% children, identified as HIV in a month in Sindh province, Pakistan, thought to be due to use of infected needles
  • Nepalese Sherpa Kami Rita sets a new record for the number of climbs of Mt Everest - 24
  • Omani author Jokha Alharthi is the first Arabic writer to win the Man Booker International Prize for her novel "Celestial Bodies" with her translator Marilyn Booth
  • Protests across American cities defending abortion rights after several US states pass new abortion laws
  • Washington is the first US state to legalize human composting