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  • On This Day: What happened on 21 May?

    On This Day: What happened on 21 May?

    Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 21 May, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

    ON THIS DAY: 21 MAY

    2017 | Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus held their final show at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

    2012 | A bus accident near Himara, Albania killed 13 people and injured 21 others.

    2011 | Radio presenter Harold Camping predicted that the world would end on this date.

    2006 | The Republic of Montenegro held a referendum proposing independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro; 55% of Montenegrins voted for independence.

    2001 | The French Taubira Law was enacted, officially recognizing the slave trade and slavery in the Atlantic as a crime against humanity.

    1998 | In Miami, five abortion clinics were attacked by a butyric acid attacker.

    ALSO READ: What happened on 20 May? 

    BIRTHDAYS 

    1974 | Indian model, actress, and physician, Mrs. World 2001, Aditi Gowitrikar. 

    1986 | American drummer, Alexander Noyes. 

    1960 | Russian swimmer, Vladimir Salnikov. 

    1970 | American football player and sportscaster, Dorsey Levens. 

    1969 | English footballer, Brian Statham. 

    ON THIS DAY: DEATHS 

    2015 | American bass player and producer, Louis Johnson, 60.

    2012 | American singer-songwriter, Eddie Blazonczyk, 71.

    2015 | English singer-songwriter, Twinkle, 67.

    2014 | Iranian wrestler, Alireza Soleimani, 58.

    2015 | Italian race walker, Annarita Sidoti, 46.

    SPORTS 

    2008 | On this day, Manchester United beat Chelsea on penalties 6-5 in the UEFA Champion League final in Moscow after a 1-1 draw. 

    ENTERTAINMENT 

    2010 | On this day, “Shrek Forever After” was released in the United States for the first time. 

    AFRICA FACT 

    Zambia is the second-largest producer of copper in Africa after DR Congo and the seventh-largest country in the world.

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