This Day in History for 21st May (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 211 of 211

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 - 131st Preakness: Jeremy Rose aboard Afleet Alex wins in 1:55.04
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.
2011 - 137th 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 235 of 235

1972 - Adriano Cintra, Brazilian musician (CSS)
1973 - Noel Fielding, British comedian
1974 - Fairuza Balk (The Craft, Gas Food Lodging)
1974 - Havoc, American rapper (Mobb Deep)
1975 - Lee Gaze, Welsh guitarist
1976 - Deron Miller, American rock musician
1976 - Kardinal Offishall, Canadian rapper
1977 - Quinton Fortune, South African footballer
1977 - Ricky Williams, American football player
1978 - Kandy Marshall, Miss Virginia Teen USA (1996)
1978 - Jamaal Magloire, Canadian professional basketballer
1978 - Adam Gontier, Canadian singer Three Days Grace
1979 - Damián Ariel Álvarez, Argentinian footballer
1979 - Gaspard Augé, French musician
1979 - James Clancy Phelan, Australian novelist
1979 - Jamie Hepburn, Member of the Scottish Parliament
1979 - Scott Smith, mixed martial arts fighter
1980 - Chris Raab, American actor
1981 - Beth Botsford, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympics-gold-96)
1981 - Max, German singer
1981 - Josh Hamilton, Major League Baseball player
1982 - Ma'a Nonu, Wellington, New Zealand rugby union player and All Black (2003-)
1984 - Lorena Ayala, Spanish-Dutch model and beauty queen
1984 - Brandon Fields, National Football League punter
1985 - Frustaci Septuplets, California, Patricia Frustaci gives birth to 7
1985 - Andrew Miller, Major League Baseball player
1985 - Kano, British rapper
1985 - Mutya Buena, English singer (ex-Sugababes)
1985 - Marco Carta, Italian singer
1986 - Myra, Mexican-American singer
1987 - Ashlie Brillault, American actress
1988 - Jonathan Howson, English footballer
1991 - Sarah Ramos, American actress
1992 - Olivia Olson, American singer and actress
1994 - Tom Daley, English diver

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

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