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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

1901 : Connecticut enacts first speed-limit law

Civil War
1863 : The Siege of Port Hudson begins

Cold War
1988 : Gorbachev consolidates power

1924 : Leopold and Loeb gain national attention
1992 : Long Island Lolita is arrested
1996 : A veteran's flashback defense doesn't hold up in court

1960 : Huge earthquake hits Chile

General Interest
1542 : De Soto dies in the American wilderness
1927 : Lindbergh lands in Paris
1932 : Earhart completes transatlantic flight

1999 : Soap star Susan Lucci wins first Emmy after 19 nominations

1910 : Serialization of Colette's The Vagabond begins

1955 : Chuck Berry records "Maybellene"

Old West
1539 : Black Spanish explorer Estevan is reported killed

2000 : Garfield's spine on display at museum

1978 : Nancy Lopez wins her first Coca-Cola Classic

Vietnam War
1969 : Military spokesman defends "Hamburger Hill"

World War I
1911 : Second Moroccan Crisis

World War II
1940 : Nazis kill "unfit" people in East Prussia
1942 : Thousands of Jews die in Nazi gas chambers; IG Farber sets up factory


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