Historical Events for 21st May 2019

879 – Pope John VIII gives blessings to duke Branimir and to Croatian people, considered to be international recognition of Croatian state.
1216 – French crown prince Louis enters England, having been invited by barons at war with King John.
1906 – Louis H Perlman patents a demountable tire carrying rim for cars
1925 – Roald Amundsun leaves Spitsbergen with 2 seaplanes to North Pole
1934 – Oskaloosa, Iowa, becomes first US city to fingerprint its citizens
1941 – Singer Johan Heesters visits Dachau concentration camp
1945 – Australian Services win 1st Victory Test Cricket at Lord’s by 6 wickets
1991 – Ethiopia’s Marxist president (Mengistu Haile Mariam) resigns
1997 – Emmy 24th Daytime Award presentation – Susan Lucci loses for 17th time
2012 – 120 people are killed and 350 injured by a suicide bomb in Sana’a, Yemen

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