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Once Upon A Time – May 21 – 1904 – Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Forms In Paris

1792 Mount Unzen on Japan’s Shimabara Peninsula, erupts creating a tsunami, killing about 15,000; Japan’s deadliest volcanic eruption

1832 1st US Democratic National Convention held in Baltimore

1871 -July 28] French regular troops attack Commune of Paris; 17,000 die

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

1932 After flying for 17 hours from Newfoundland, Amelia Earhart lands near Londonderry, Northern Ireland, becoming the 1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman

Historical Events Today Events in 2023
Today in Film & TV
1908 1st American horror movie silent film “Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde” premieres in Chicago

Today in Music
1981 Reggae musician Bob Marley receives a Jamaican state funeral

Today in Sport
1904 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) forms in Paris

1999 All My Children star Susan Lucci finally wins a Daytime Emmy after being nominated 19 times, the longest period of unsuccessful nominations in television history

2004 Stanislav Petrov awarded World Citizen Award for averting a potential nuclear war in 1983 after correctly guessing Russian early warning system at fault

Famous Weddings
1553 Lady Jane Grey (15), later English queen for 9 days, marries Lord Guildford Dudley (18)

1825 Prince Willem FK marries Louise AWA of Prussia

1944 Actor Burgess Meredith (36) weds actress Paulette Goddard (33) at David O Selznick’s Beverly Hills home

Only one actor has appeared on film with both the Beatles and Elvis Presley: the little-known Norman Rossington – May 21, 1999

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