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It happened on a… May 21

2019

Nepalese Sherpa Kami Rita sets a new record for the number of climbs of Mt Everest – 24.

2013

Microsoft announces the release of Xbox One.

1992

After 30 seasons Johnny Carson hosted his penultimate episode and last featuring guests (Robin Williams and Bette Midler) of The Tonight Show.

1983

David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” single goes #1.

1982

The British landed in the Falkland Islands and fighting began.

1980

“Star Wars Episode V – Empire Strikes Back”, produced by George Lucas opens in cinemas in UK and North America.

1969

Robert F. Kennedy’s murderer Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death, later commuted to life imprisonment.

1927

Charles A. Lindberg completed the first solo nonstop airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean. The trip began May 20.

1920

Montreal Quebec, radio station XWA broadcasts the first regularly scheduled radio programming in North America.

1908

1st horror movie (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde) premieres in Chicago.

1904

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is founded in Paris.

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