Historical Events on May 21 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 226 of 226

  • 2003 An earthquake hits northern Algeria killing more than 2,000 people.
  • 2003 38th Academy of Country Music Awards: Toby Keith, Martina McBride & Kenny Chesney win
  • 2004 Sherpa Pemba Dorjie climbs Mount Everest in 8 hours 10 minutes, breaking his rival Sherpa Lakpa Gelu's record from the previous year.
  • 2004 Stanislav Petrov awarded World Citizen Award for averting a potential nuclear war in 1983 after correctly guessing Russian early warning system at fault
  • 2005 130th Preakness: Jeremy Rose aboard Afleet Alex wins in 1:55.04
  • 2005 50th Eurovision Song Contest: Helena Paparizou for Greece wins singing "My Number One" in Kiev
  • 2006 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%.
  • 2006 The Swedish ice hockey team Tre Kronor takes gold in the World Championship, becoming the first nation to hold both the World and Olympic titles separately in the same year.
  • 2007 Cutty Sark, the last surviving tea clipper, is badly damaged by fire in Greenwich, England.
  • 2008 16th UEFA Champions League Final: Manchester United beats Chelsea (1-1, 6-5 on penalties) at Moscow
  • 2011 136th Preakness: Jesús Castañón aboard Shackleford wins in 1:56.47
  • 2012 120 people are killed and 350 injured by a suicide bomb in Sana'a, Yemen
  • 2012 13 people are killed and 22 people injured after a bus falls 80 metres off a cliff in Albania
  • 2013 Microsoft announces the release of Xbox One
  • 2014 José Mário Vaz is elected President of Guinea-Bissau

AgreementAgreement of Interest

2014 Russian President Putin signs agreements with China in Beijing in relation to trade and infrastructure

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin

  • 2014 Thai army declared martial law and closes down several news stations

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2015 Flavor Flav is arrested near Las Vegas on charges including speeding and driving under the influence

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav
  • 2016 Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, leader of the Afghan Taliban is reportably killed by a US drone in Pakistan
  • 2016 141st Preakness Stakes: Kent Desormeaux aboard Exaggerator wins in 1 minute 58 seconds
  • 2017 BTS wins the Top Social Artist at the Billboard Awards, becoming the first Kpop group to win any Billboard Award
  • 2018 Mushrooms have poisoned more than 800 in western Iran, killing 11

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2018 US Justice Department says it is expanding its internal investigation into whether FBI infiltrated Donald Trump's 2016 campaign

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2018 Teenager who started California's 2017 Eagle Creek Fire ordered to pay $36.6 million to cover damages by district judge

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2018 Former US president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama sign deal with Netflix to produce films and series

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
US First Lady Michelle Obama
US First Lady
Michelle Obama
  • 2018 Truckers begin a 10 strike in Brazil, blocking roads in protest at the price of diesel leading to country-wide shortages