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World History Database of events in day 21st May

Posted by eGZact on May 21, 2008

 

1912 ArmamentTheobald, Bethmann Hollweg von
Berlin   The new Naval Law is passed by the Reichstag in order to expand the German navy
1913 ArmamentChurchill, Winston Leonard Spencer
  The new Naval Law is passed by the Reichstag in order to expand the German navy
1968 ArrestJones, Lewis Brian Hopkin
  Jones is arrested a second time, for marijuana possession
  The Stones wanted to tour the United States in 1969 for the first time in three years, but Jones ‘ second arrest exacerbates problems with USAimmigration, Jones is unable to acquire a work visa
1471 AssassinationHenry VI
London   Murdered in the Tower of London, found dead in the oratory
1991 AssassinationGandhi, Rajiv
  Killed in a bomb attack during an election campaign by a Tamil suicide bomber
1940 Battle of ArrasRommel, Erwin Johannes Eugen
Arras   5 British Brigades stop the SS Totenkopf & manage to create a retreat to Dunkirk
Arras   Rommel engages the British with 88-mm anti-tank guns
1940 Battle of DunkirkGuderian, Heinz
Arras   An Allied counter-attack briefly stops the Germans
1903 BirthAramburu Cilveti, Pedro Eugenio
  Birth of Pedro Eugenio Aramburu Cilveti
1780 BirthFry, Elizabeth
Norwich   Birth of Elizabeth Fry
1639 Black OathCharles I
Ulster   The “black oath” requires all Scots in Ulster to take an oath to the King
2004 Bombing of New YorkLaden, Osama bin
New York Arabia   In an audiotape posted on a website that the USAclaims is “frequently used by al-Qaeda”, bin Laden says he had personally directed the 19 hijackers
1643 Capture of WakefieldFairfax, Thomas
Wakefield   Captures Wakefield for the Parliamentarians
1643 Capture of WakefieldFairfax, William
Wakefield   Helps command the Parliamentary foot as Thomas Fairfax captures Wakefield
1643 Capture of WakefieldGifford, John
Wakefield   Helps command the Parliamentary foot as Thomas Fairfax captures Wakefield
1643 Capture of WakefieldGoring, Thomas
Wakefield   Senior Royalist Commander at Wakefield when it is capturd by Thomas Fairfax
1643 Capture of WakefieldLambton, William
Wakefield   Comes to the aid of the Royalist garrison but it is captured by Thomas Fairfax
1643 Capture of WakefieldMackworth, Francis
Wakefield   Senior Royalist Commander at Wakefield when it is capturd by Thomas Fairfax
1650 Civil War EnglandGraham, James
Edinburgh   Death of James Graham, executed for treason by order of the English Parliament
0996 CoronationOtto III
  Crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Gregory V
1982 CorporateThatcher, Margaret Hilda
  Two brigades of troops had been transported 8,000 miles and one of the most successful amphibious landings was conducted in San Carlos Water when 3,000 troops are put ashore without casualties
1982 CorporateWoodwood, Sandy
San Carlos Water   Two brigades of troops had been transported 8,000 miles and one of the most successful amphibious landings was conducted in San Carlos Water when 3,000 troops are put ashore without casualties
1455 Council WarVilliers
Watford   Advises Henry VI to march on the Duke of York at St Albans to open negotiations
1471 DeathEdward IV
Tower of London   Death of Henry VI, assassinated, Edward reclaims the throne
1471 DeathHenry VI
London   Murdered in the Tower of London, found dead in the oratory
1254 DeathConrad IV
  Death of Conrad IV
1976 DeathMeinhof, Ulrike
  Death of Ulrike Meinhof, found dead in her cell, hanging from a rope made from jail towels, an investigation concludes that she had hanged herself, a result hotly contested at the time, spurring conspiracy theories
2000 DeathGielgud, John
Aylesbury   Death of John Gielgud
1991 DeathGandhi, Rajiv
  Death of Rajiv Gandhi, assassinated
1650 DeathGraham, James
Edinburgh   Death of James Graham, executed for treason by order of the English Parliament
1938 DemonstrationsHodza, Milan
Sudetenland Rep   Pro-German riots take place in the Sudetenland
1944 Destruction YANLTito, Josip Broz
Bosnia   The XV Gebirg Corps attack Tito at his HQ in Bosnia & destroys the Yugoslav Army, YANL
1674 Diet WarsawJohn III
  The Diet in Warsaw elects John III King
1938 DiplomacyHitler, Adolf
Berlin   “It is my unalterable intention to smash Czech by military action in the near future”
1991 ElectionGandhi, Rajiv
  Killed in a bomb attack during an election campaign by a Tamil suicide bomber
1674 ElectionJohn III
  The Diet in Warsaw elects John III King
1650 Execution of GrahamGraham, James
Edinburgh   Executed at Market Cross for treason by order of the English Parliament
1938 IndependenceHitler, Adolf
Berlin   “It is my unalterable intention to smash Czech by military action in the near future”
1254 InterregnumConrad IV
  Conrad’s death is followed by an interregnum from 12541273 which cripples the Empire
1938 Invasion of CzechHitler, Adolf
Berlin   “It is my unalterable intention to smash Czech by military action in the near future”
1216 Invasion of EnglandJohn
  Philip’s son Louis lands in England with a French Army
1982 Invasion of FalklandsThatcher, Margaret Hilda
San Carlos Bay   British troops land at San Carlos Bay
1254 Invasion of GermanyConrad IV
  Dies while preparing to invade Germany
1553 MarriageDudley
  Forced to marry Lady Jane Grey by his father, the Duke of Northumberland
1553 MarriageGrey
London   Marries Lord Guildford Dudley, son of the Duke of Northumberland
1660 MarriageCharles II
London   Marries the infanta Catherine of Braganza in an Anglican & Catholic ceremony
London   The Portuguese dowry is œ300,000 & Tangier & Bombay
1986 Minister of EnvironmentRidley, Nicholas
  Appointed Secretary of State for the Environment
1938 MobilizationHodza, Milan
  The Czech Government orders partial mobilzation
1455 MobilizationHenry VI
Watford   Stays overnight 8 miles from St Albans on his way to a Council of War at Leicester
1678 ParliamentCharles II
London   Dismisses Parliament after 1st & 2nd readings of the Exclusion Bill pass the Commons
1981 Prime MinisterMauroy, Pierre
  Appointed Prime Minister of France
1953 Prime MinisterYoshida, Shigeru
  Appointed Prime Minister of Japan, 5th term
1900 RebellionYuan
Peking   Foreign diplomats call on China to suppreess anti-foreigner activities of the Boxers
Peking   Foreign diplomats call on China to suppreess anti-foreigner activities of the Boxers
1944 RebellionTito, Josip Broz
Bosnia   The XV Gebirg Corps attack Tito at his HQ in Bosnia & destroys the Yugoslav Army, YANL
1720 ReformLaw, John
Paris   Bank-notes & company shares are devalued
1945 ResignationAttlee, Clement Richard
  Rejects Churchill’s offer to continue Coaltion Government
1639 Rule of UlsterCharles I
Ulster   The “black oath” requires all Scots in Ulster to take an oath to the King
1799 Siege of AcreNapoleon I
Acre   Napoleon departs from Acre after failing to capture it
1799 Siege of AcrePasha, Mustapha
Acre   Napoleon departs from Acre after failing to capture it
1944 Siege of Tito HQRendulic, Lothar
Bosnia   Orders the XV Gebirg Corps to attack Tito in Bosnia & destroy the Yugoslav Army, YANL
1944 Siege of Tito HQTito, Josip Broz
  The XV Gebirg Corps attack Tito at his HQ in Bosnia & destroys the Yugoslav Army, YANL
1982 Sinking ArdentThatcher, Margaret Hilda
  The Ardent is sunk
1982 Sinking ArdentWoodwood, Sandy
San Carlos Water   British frigate Ardent sunk in San Carlos Water by air attack – 22 die
1674 SuccessionJohn III
  The Diet in Warsaw elects John III King
1982 SuttonWoodwood, Sandy
San Carlos Water   British frigate Ardent sunk in San Carlos Water by air attack – 22 die
San Carlos Water   San Carlos landings begin, codenamed Operation Sutton
1935 Treaty of Anglo German NavalHitler, Adolf
Berlin   Prepared to restrict the tonnage of the German Navy to 35% of the British
1431 TrialJoan of Arc
Rouen   Sentenced to life imprisonment
1975 TrialBaader, Andraes
  Opening day of the Stammheim trial of Baader, Ensslin, Meinhof, and Jan-Carl Raspe began, named after a city district ofStuttgart where it takes place
1975 TrialEnsslin, Gudrun
  Opening day of the Stammheim trial of Baader, Ensslin, Meinhof, and Jan-Carl Raspe began, named after a city district ofStuttgart where it takes place
1975 TrialMeinhof, Ulrike
  Opening day of the Stammheim trial of Baader, Ensslin, Meinhof, and Jan-Carl Raspe began, named after a city district ofStuttgart where it takes place
1975 TrialRaspe, Jan-Carl
  Opening day of the Stammheim trial of Baader, Ensslin, Meinhof, and Jan-Carl Raspe began, named after a city district ofStuttgart where it takes place
1982 United NationsThatcher, Margaret Hilda
  An open debate commences at the UN Security Council into the Falkands War

Source: World History Database

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