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Today in History
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
2006
The Republic of Montenegro holds a referendum proposing independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. The Montenegrin people choose independence with a majority of 55%.
2005
The fastest roller coaster in the world, Kingda Ka opens at Six Flags Great Adventure.
2003
An earthquake hits northern Algeria killing more than 2,000 people.
2001
French Taubira law officially recognizes the Atlantic slave trade and slavery as crimes against humanity.
1998
In Miami, Florida, five abortion clinics are hit by a butyric acid attacker.
1996
The {{MV|Bukoba}} sinks in Tanzanian waters on Lake Victoria, killing nearly 1,000.
The Trappist Martyrs of Atlas are executed.
1994
The Democratic Republic of Yemen unsuccessful attempts to secede from Republic of Yemen; a war breaks out.
1991
Former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated by a female suicide bomber near Madras.
Mengistu Haile Mariam, president of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, flees Ethiopia, effectively bringing the Ethiopian Civil War to an end.
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