21 May It Happened Today
1471 Death of King Henry VI of England.
1471 Birth of German artist Albrecht Durer.
1688 Birth of English poet and writer Alexander Pope.
1927 American aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh lands in Paris after making the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. For this feat, he collected a prize of $25000.
1991 Former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated.
2000 Death of English actor Sir John Gielgud.