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Rajiv Gandhi, former Indian PM, was assassinated

Rajiv Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India, while conducting an election campaign in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu was assassinated by a suicide bomber on 21 May 1991. He was 46 years of age.
TODAY IN HISTORY

Kingda Ka is a steel launched roller coaster

Kingda Ka. Kingda Ka is a steel launched roller coaster located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, USA. When it opened on May 21, 2005, it succeeded Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point as the tallest and fastest roller coaster.

FIFA was established

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is a non-profit organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal, beach soccer, and efootball. It is the highest governing body of football.

American Red Cross founded

In Washington, D.C., humanitarians Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons found the American National Red Cross, an organization established to provide humanitarian aid to victims of wars and natural disasters in congruence with the World Red Cross.

Nazis kill “unfit” people in East Prussia

On May 21, 1940, a “special unit” carries out its mission-and murders more than 1,500 hospital patients in East Prussia.

Charles Lindbergh

American pilot Charles A. Lindbergh lands at Le Bourget Field in Paris, successfully completing the first solo, nonstop transatlantic flight and the first ever nonstop flight between New York to Paris.
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS TODAY

Alexander Pope

Best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. Famous for his use of the heroic couplet, he is the third-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson.

Sharad Joshi

Sharad Joshi was a Hindi poet, writer, satirist and a dialogue and scriptwriter in Hindi films and television. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1990. Sharad Joshi was born on 21 May 1931 in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh to Sriniwas and Santi Joshi.