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 This day in History - May 21
419 Historic Events for May 21
1940

Allied counter attack at Atrecht North-France

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1940

AVRO-chairman Willem Vogt fires all Jewish employees

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1941

Ronald Isley, Cincinnati Ohio, singer (Isley Brothers-Twist and Shout)

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1941

Anatoli Semyonovich Levchenko, USSR, cosmonaut (TM-4)

Birth
1941

1st US ship sunk by a U-boat (SS Robin Moore)

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1941

Singer Johan Heesters visits Dachau concentration camp

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1941

German airforce occupies airport at Maleme Kreta

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1942

Great-Britain convoy PQ16 departs to Russia

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1942

David Hunt, Wales sec of state

Birth
1942

Robert C Springer, St Louis, Col USMC/astronaut (STS-29, STS-38)

Birth
1943

Fastest 9 inning AL baseball game (89 mins), White Sox beat Senators

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1943

Hilton Valentine, rock guitarist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)

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1944

Mary Robinson, pres of Republic of Ireland (Labour, 1990- )

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1944

Marcie Blane, rocker

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1944

Hitler begins attack on English/US "terror pilots"

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1944

Janet Dailey, US, author

Birth
1944

Manual Pina, fashion designer

Birth
1944

Mike Degett, horse trainer

Birth
1945

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart wed

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1945

Aust Services win 1st Victory Test Cricket at Lord's by 6 wickets

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1945

Ernst Willi Messerschmid, Reutlingen Germany, astronaut (STS 22)

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1945

German war criminal Heinrich Himmler captured

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1946

Ronald Bear, actor/director (Havana, Make-up)

Birth
1946

David Hill, Australian TV-reporter/owner (Fox Sports)

Birth
1947

Richard Hatch, Santa Monica Calif, actor (Battlestar Galactica)

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