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.

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