21st May

2005 the tallest rollercoaster in the world, Kingda Ka, opens in New Jersey

2010 Japan launches a solar-sail spacecraft IKAROS that will later fly by Venus

1844 Henri Rousseau born – his paintings are fun to cut up and stick together to make new scenes.

Other events today:

  • Afro-Colombian Day
  • Circassian Day of Mourning
  • St Helena Day