Daily Almanac:  May 21, 2022


RISE: 6:23 a.m.     

SET: 8:58 p.m.

High/Low Temperatures:

High: 85 °F

Low: 69 °F

Today is…:

• Armed Forces Day

• Preakness Stakes

• National River Cleanup Day

What Happened On This Day:

• 1904 FIFA, the world governing body of association football, is founded

• 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic

• 1979 Violent clashes follow the lenient sentencing for Harvey Milk’s murderer

Births On This Day:

• 1844 Henri Rousseau

French painter

• 1980 Gotye

Belgian/Australian singer-songwriter

Deaths On This Day:

• 1935 Jane Addams

American social worker, Nobel Prize laureate

• 2000 John Gielgud

English actor, director, producer