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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

May 21 - The Day in History

May 21 : General Interest
1881: American Red Cross founded

In Washington, D.C., humanitarians Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons found the American National Red Cross, an organization established to provide humanitarian aid to victims of wars and natural disasters in congruence with the International Red Cross... read more


American Revolution
1758 : Lenape Indians abduct Mary Campbell from western Pennsylvania
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lenape-indians-abduct-mary-campbell-from-western-pennsylvania

Automotive
1901 : Connecticut enacts first speed-limit law
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/connecticut-enacts-first-speed-limit-law

Civil War
1863 : The Siege of Port Hudson begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-siege-of-port-hudson-begins

Cold War
1988 : Gorbachev consolidates power
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gorbachev-consolidates-power

Crime
1924 : Leopold and Loeb gain national attention
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/leopold-and-loeb-gain-national-attention
1992 : Long Island Lolita is arrested
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/long-island-lolita-is-arrested
1996 : A veteran's flashback defense doesn't hold up in court
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-veterans-flashback-defense-doesnt-hold-up-in-court

Disaster
1960 : Huge earthquake hits Chile
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/huge-earthquake-hits-chile

General Interest
1542 : De Soto dies in the American wilderness
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/de-soto-dies-in-the-american-wilderness
1927 : Lindbergh lands in Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lindbergh-lands-in-paris
1932 : Earhart completes transatlantic flight
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/earhart-completes-transatlantic-flight

Hollywood
1999 : Soap star Susan Lucci wins first Emmy after 19 nominations
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soap-star-susan-lucci-wins-first-emmy-after-19-nominations

Literary
1910 : Serialization of Colette's The Vagabond begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/serialization-of-colettes-the-vagabond-begins

Music
1955 : Chuck Berry records "Maybellene"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chuck-berry-records-quotmaybellenequot

Old West
1539 : Black Spanish explorer Estevan is reported killed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/black-spanish-explorer-estevan-is-reported-killed

Presidential
2000 : Garfield's spine on display at museum
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/garfields-spine-on-display-at-museum

Sports
1978 : Nancy Lopez wins her first Coca-Cola Classic
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nancy-lopez-wins-her-first-coca-cola-classic

Vietnam War
1969 : Military spokesman defends "Hamburger Hill"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/military-spokesman-defends-hamburger-hill

World War I
1911 : Second Moroccan Crisis
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/second-moroccan-crisis

World War II
1940 : Nazis kill "unfit" people in East Prussia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nazis-kill-unfit-people-in-east-prussia
1942 : Thousands of Jews die in Nazi gas chambers; IG Farber sets up factory
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thousands-of-jews-die-in-nazi-gas-chambers-ig-farber-sets-up-factory


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