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As the world spins into the warm embrace of late May, the 21st emerges as a day of global significance, marked by a mosaic of unique celebrations that cater to varied interests, causes, and passions. This day is a canvas for the spiritual, the environmental, the whimsical, and the cultural.

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Interesting Facts of May 21st

  1. 1. Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland on May 21st, 1932 to begin the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a female pilot. She landed in Ireland approximately 15 hours later.
  2. 2. Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo, non-stop transatlantic flight on May 21, 1927, landing in Paris after departing from New York City in his airplane, the Spirit of St. Louis.
  3. 3. In 1904, May 21st saw the founding of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the international governing body of association football, futsal, and beach soccer.
  4. 4. The American Red Cross was established on May 21, 1881 by Clara Barton, a pioneering nurse and humanitarian, who became the first president of the organization.
  5. 5. The Great Manchester Run, Britain's largest 10k running event, is often held on or around May 21st, attracting elite athletes and fun runners alike.
  6. 6. According to some astrologers, May 21st is on the cusp between the Taurus and Gemini zodiac signs, sometimes leading to a blend of practicality and intellectual curiosity in people born on this day.