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This Day in History – May 21

1804 – Lewis & Clark Expedition begins.

1819 – 1st bicycles (swift walkers) in US introduced in NYC.

1832 – 1st Democratic National Convention (Baltimore)

1861 – Richmond, Va. is designated Confederate Capital.

1878 – 4th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Carter aboard Day Star in 2:37.25.

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.

1908 – 1st horror movie (Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde) premieres in Chicago.

1914 – Greyhound Bus Co. begins in Minnesota.

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

1933 – Mount Davidson Cross lit by FDR via telegraph.

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

1948 – NY Yank Joe DiMaggio his for cycle, (single, double, triple, HR)

1959 – “Gypsy” opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 702 performances.

1966 – “Downtown” by Mrs. Miller hits musical charts at #82.

1983 – David Bowie’s “Let’s “Dance” single goes #1.

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

1999 – All My Children star Susan Lucci finally wins a Daytime Emmy after being nominated 19 times, the longest period of unsuccessful nominations in television history.

2013 – Microsoft announces the release of Xbox One.

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