Phantis:Selected anniversaries/May 21
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- 1954: Greece and Bulgaria resumed diplomatic relations after 13 years.
- 1972: Sofia Sakorafa broke the Greek record in the javelin with a throw of 41.32m.
- 1981: Arsonists burnt down nearly half the forested areas of Mt. Hymettus.
- 2005: Greece won the Eurovision contest for the first time thanks to Elena Paparizou's song "My Number One".
- Births: Plato, philosopher (427 BC), Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (1913).