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1725The Order of St. Alexander Nevsky is instituted in Russia by the empress Catherine I. It would later be discontinued and then reinstated by the Soviet government in 1942 as the Order of Alexander Nevsky.

1809Battle of Aspern-Essling: Austrian archduke Karl beats Napoleon

1854Frederic Mistral, Joseph Roumanille, and five other Provencal poets found Félibrige, a literary and cultural association

1881American Red Cross founded by Clara Barton

1927Aviator Charles Lindbergh, in the Spirit of St Louis, lands in Paris after first solo air crossing of Atlantic

1930NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers

19321st transatlantic solo flight by a woman (Amelia Earhart) lands in Ireland

1933Mount Davidson Cross lit by FDR via telegraph

1938Don Bradman scores 143 Austalia v Surrey, 198 mins, 11 fours

1944Hitler begins attack on British/US "terror pilots"

1948NY Yank Joe DiMaggio hits for cycle (single, double, triple, HR)

1969After 9,015 at bats Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch hitter, Mike Lum, who doubled in a 15-3 victory over NY Mets

1972Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome is damaged by a vandal.

1978Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic

1981Reggae musician Bob Marley receives a Jamaican state funeral

1988"Fat" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #99

198935th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez

1995chris johnson wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic

On This Day In History
Date Event
May 21, 143
Earliest known date in Amer-pre Mayan king Harvest-Bergvorst installed 
May 21, 685
Battle of Nechtansmere/Dun Nechtain: Picts beat Northumbrians 
May 21, 878
Syracuse is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily. 
May 21, 879
Pope John VIII gives blessings to duke Branimir and to Croatian people, considered to be international recognition of Croatian state. 
May 21, 996
Pope Gregory V crowns his cousin Otto III as Holy Roman Emperor 
May 21, 1040
King Henry III gives Utrecht the Groninger currency 
May 21, 1216
French crown prince Louis enters England 
May 21, 1260
Kublai Khan of the Mongol Empire sends his envoy Hao Jing and two other advisors to the Song Dynasty court of Emperor Lizong of Song; while attempting to negotiate with the Song in order to resolve their conflict, Hao Jing and his fellow emissaries are imprisoned by order of the high Chancellor of China, Jia Sidao. 
May 21, 1420
Treaty of Troyes following Englsh victory at Agincourt: Henry V of England and his heirs would inherit the throne of France upon the death of King Charles VI of France 
May 21, 1471
King Edward IV enters London 
May 21, 1502
Portuguese admiral Da Nova discovers St Helena 
May 21, 1526
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May 21, 1602
Martha's Vineyard 1st sighted (Captain Bartholomew Gosnold) 
May 21, 1674
General John Sobieski chosen King of Poland 
May 21, 1683
West Indian Company sells 1/3 of Suriname 
May 21, 1725
The Order of St. Alexander Nevsky is instituted in Russia by the empress Catherine I. It would later be discontinued and then reinstated by the Soviet government in 1942 as the Order of Alexander Nevsky. 
May 21, 1758
Mary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape during the French and Indian War. 
May 21, 1793
Curacao Island Council forbids criticism of House of Orange 
May 21, 1804
Lewis & Clark Expedition begins 
May 21, 1809
Battle of Aspern-Essling: Austrian archduke Karl beats Napoleon 
May 21, 1819
1st bicycles (swift walkers) in US introduced in NYC 
May 21, 1832
1st Democratic National Convention (Baltimore) 
May 21, 1840
New Zealand became a British colony 
May 21, 1840
Captain William Hobson proclaims British sovereignty over New Zealand; the North Island by treaty and the South Island by 'discovery' 
May 21, 1846
1st steamship arrives in Hawaii 
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