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This Day in History – May 21

This Day In History1832—1st Democratic National Convention (Baltimore)
1861—Richmond, Va, is designated Conference Capital.
1881—American Red Cross founded by Clara Barton.
1906—Louis H. Perlman patents a demountable tire carrying rim for cars.
1908—1st horror movie (Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde) premieres in Chicago.
1914—Greyhound Bus Co. begins in Minnesota.
1917—Leo Pinckney, 1st American drafted during WW 1.
1922—Col. Ruppert buys out Col Huston interest in NY Yankees for $1,500,000.
1927—Aviator Charles Lindbergh, in the Spirit of St. Louis, lands in Paris after first solo air crossing of Atlantic.
1932—1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman (Amelia Earhart) lands in Ireland.
1948–NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio hits for cycle (single, double, triple, HR)
1959—“Gypsy” opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 702 performances.
1964—US begin intelligence flights above Laos.
1968—Cubs Billy Williams sets outfielder record of 695 straight games.
1983—David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” single goes #1.
1996—Ken Griffey, Jr. 26, is 8th youngest to hit 200 home runs.
2003—38th Academy of Country Music Awards: Toby Keith, Martina McBride & Kenny Chesney wins.
2013—Microsoft announces the release of Xbox One.
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