May 21st is officially Memo Day as well as Rapture Party Day.
Today marks day 141 of the year, and we have 223 days left of the year.
Here you’re going to learn some interesting facts about this day, as well as the important, and strange events that happened on this day throughout history.
Did you know that on this day in 1981, Bob Marley received a state funeral in Jamaica? He was considered one of the pioneers of reggae and a Rastafari icon.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about May 21st in history!
What memorable events happened on May 21 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Microsoft announced the release of the Xbox One.
Microsoft publicly unveiled the new console’s name in a press conference and presented it as an all-in-one home entertainment device.
NASA’s Apollo 10 Spacecraft ran a test flight of the Lunar Lander Module close to the Moon’s surface.
The Apollo 10 mission was the last mission to fly to the Moon before we finally put men on the Moon. The mission was essentially a test flight to ensure that all systems were operational. This included a test of the Lunar Lander Module, which flew as close as 8.4 miles (15.6 km) to the Moon’s surface. The lander reached the point where it would need to use its own power to go any further and then returned to the Command Module.
The International Federation of Association Football was founded in Paris.
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, as it’s known in France, or as FIFA to most others, is the international governing body of not just soccer, but beach soccer and futsal. At its founding, the federation oversaw soccer competitions between Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Denmark, and Belgium.
Otto III was crowned Holy Roman Emperor at the young age of 16.
When Otto III was three years old, his father, the previous Holy Roman Emperor, died. He was soon crowned King of Germany, but his mother and grandmother served as regents until he was fourteen. After Otto III was crowned Emperor in Rome, he quickly installed his cousin as Pope to crush any Roman uprisings.
Is today your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with Tom Daley. Here are a few other famous people born on this day.
The Notorious B.I.G.
Mar 9, 1997 (Age 24)
New York, USA
29 years old
43 years old
Nov 28, 1994 (Age 34)
53 years old
Here are the most famous or noteworthy quotes said on this day throughout history.
Marriage is a choice you make every day. It can be hard work, but when two people commit to seeing that work through, the rewards are as sweet as they come.
American First Lady
You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.
If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!
Rapture Party Day
In 2001 a Christian radio host predicted that Rapture, the beginning of the end of times, would happen on May 21, 2011. When this didn’t happen, today was marked as a day to celebrate and spend your day doing things you’ve always wanted to do as if the world is going to end.
National Memo Day
Do your best and try to remember today is National Memo Day. Don’t worry yourself too much, though, because if you do happen to forget all about it, we can always send you a reminder – but only if we don’t forget!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
At one point, 50% of the CDs produced worldwide had an AOL logo on them. The cost for the marketing campaign was in the billions – and it worked.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on this day all share the Gemini zodiac sign.
Gemini is represented by twins and is the third sign in the zodiac. Anyone who was born between May 21 and June 20 falls into this astrological sign.
Those of you that were born in May have the Emerald birthstone. The emerald was once the preferred gemstone of Egypt’s most famous female Pharaoh, Cleopatra. Did you know that emeralds were mined in Egypt from as early as 330 BC, which continued until the 1700s?
People born on this day were likely conceived on or around August 28th in the previous year.
A baby that is conceived on this day will likely be born around February 11, 2024.