21 May 2020: This day in history

  • 1792 Mount Unzen on Japan’s Shimabara Peninsula, erupts creating a tsunami, killing about 15,000; Japan’s deadliest volcanic eruption
  • 1832 1st Democratic National Convention (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

Source: Onthisday.com

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