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May 21: This Day That Year

May 21

- 1881 - American Red Cross founded by Clara Barton.

- 1918 - US House of Representatives passes amendment allowing women to vote.

- 1921 - Birthday: Andrei Sakharov, Russian nuclear physicist and an activist for disarmament, peace and human rights (1975 Nobel), born in Moscow, Russia (died December 14, 1989, age 68).

- 1930 - Birthday: Malcolm Fraser, PM of Australia (Liberal, 1975-83), born in Toorak, Victoria.

- 1981 - Francois Mitterrand becomes 21st president of France.

- 1991 - Rajiv Gandhi, Indian PM (1984-89), assassinated (born August 20, 1944, age 46).

- 2003 - An earthquake killed around 2,000 people in northern Algeria.

- 2012 - Yemen: 120 people were killed & 350 injured by a suicide bomb in Sana'a.

- 2013 - Microsoft announces the release of its gaming console Xbox One.

- 2014 - Russia: President Vladimir Putin signs agreements with China in Beijing in relation to trade & infrastructure.

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