the : days ahead

A look ahead of todays celebrity birthdays and find out what happened in history.

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On This Day – May 22nd

2017 – Twenty two people were killed and more than 200 injured when a shrapnel-laden homemade bomb was detonated as people were leaving Manchester Arena following a concert by the American singer Ariana Grande.

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On This Day – May 21st

1932 – American Amelia Earhart landed in Derry, Ireland, after taking off from Newfoundland the previous day. It was the world’s first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a female pilot.

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On This Day – May 19th

2013 – At 1:00 p.m. BST the aircraft carrier Ark Royal left Portsmouth Harbour for the final time, to be towed to Turkey for scrap. The Royal Navy’s former flagship had been decommissioned early following the 2010 defence review.

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