/ 21 May 2021

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8.30pm (AEST) – Eurovision 2021 1st Round Semi-Finals – on SBS (not live)

UN World Day for Cultural Diversity

International Tea Day

Birthdays for Leo Sayer (1948), Mr T (1952), Noel Fielding (1973), Gotye (1980), and fitness entrepreneur Kayla Itsines (1991)

Anniversary of
• aviator Charles Lindbergh becoming the first person to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic (1927)
• Amelia Earhart becoming the first woman to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic (1932)
• the birthday of The Notorious B.I.G. (1972)

8.30pm (AEST) – Eurovision 2021 2nd Round Semi Finals – on SBS (not live)

Upper Hunter by-election in NSW

Harvey Milk Day – US

International Day for Biological Diversity

World Goth Day

Birthdays for Naomi Campbell (1970) and Novak Đoković (1987)

Anniversary of:
• the abolishment of the transportation of British convicts to NSW (1840)
• the founding of the non-profit news organisation Associated Press (1846)
• Abraham Lincoln becoming the only US President to receive a patent (for a device to lift a boat over shoals and obstructions) (1849)
• the first modern sighting of the Loch Ness Monster by Aldie and John Mackay, who saw “something resembling a whale” (1933)
• Ireland becoming first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote (2015)
• the Manchester Arena bombing, which killed 22 (2017)

5.00am (AEST) – Eurovision 2021 Grand Final – live on SBS (and replayed at 7.30pm)

Start of Schitzophrenia Awareness Week (on until 29 May)

Start of Food Allergy Awareness Week (until May 29)

World Turtle Day

Anniversary of:
• US Founding Father Benjamin Franklin announcing his invention of bifocals (1785)
• Mao Zedong starting the Great Leap Forward movement in China (1958)
• the Good Friday Agreement being accepted in a referendum in Northern Ireland (1998)
• Indian PM Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) re-election in a landslide (2019)

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