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This Day in History for May 21

1832 – 1st Democratic National Convention (Baltimore)

1861 – Richmond, Virginia, is designated Confederate Capital.

1881 – American Red Cross founded by Clara Barton.

1906 – Louis H. Perlman patents a demountable tire carrying rim for cars.

1906 – The US and Mexico sign an agreement over distribution of the waters of the Rio Grande, increasingly diverted to the US for irrigation.

1913 – Greyhound Bus Company begins in Minnesota.

1918 – US House of Representatives passes amendment allowing women to vote.

1922 – Ruppert buys out Huston interest in Yankees for $15 million.

1929 – Automatic electric stock quotation board installed, NYC.

1934 – Oskaloosa, Iowa, becomes first US city to fingerprint its citizens.

1941 – SS Robin Moor becomes the first US ship sunk by a U-boat during World War II.

1954 – Amendment to give 18-year-olds right to vote is defeated.

1964 – US begin intelligence flights above Laos.

1969 – Robert F. Kennedy’s murderer Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death: later commuted to life imprisonment.

1980 – Ensign Jean Marie Butler is 1st woman to graduate from US service academy.

1992 – NJ Senate overrides Governor Florio’s veto & lowers sales tax to 6%.

2013 – Microsoft announces the release of Xbox One.

2017 – Barnum & Bailey Circus performs for the last time at the Nassau Coliseum in NYC after 146 years.

2018 – US Justice Department says it is expanding its internal investigation into whether FBI infiltrated Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.

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