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Notable Historical Events for May 21st

1930NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers

1938Don Bradman scores 143 Austalia v Surrey, 198 mins, 11 fours

1854Frederic Mistral, Joseph Roumanille, and five other Provencal poets found Félibrige, a literary and cultural association

1881American Red Cross founded by Clara Barton

1933Mount Davidson Cross lit by FDR via telegraph

1996Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens beats Yankees for his 200th win

1981Reggae musician Bob Marley receives a Jamaican state funeral

1809Battle of Aspern-Essling: Austrian archduke Karl beats Napoleon

1995chris johnson wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic

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

May 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 21st

120 BCAurelia Cotta, mother of Julius Caesar

1780Elizabeth Fry, Quaker minister/prison reformer/nurse

1952Mr. T, [Lawrence Tureaud], Chicago, American actor (A-Team, Rocky III, T & T)

1688Alexander Pope, London, English poet (Rape of the Lock, translation of Homer) (d.1744)

1960Jeffrey Dahmer, West Allis Wisconsin, American serial killer (Milwaukee Cannibal)

1940Tony Sheridan, Norwich, Norfolk, singer-songwriter and guitarist, (d. 2013)

1921Andrei Sakharov, Moscow, physicist, human rights worker (Nobel '75)

1904Fats Waller, [Thomas Wright], jazz singer/composer (Ain't Misbehavin')

May 21st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 21st

1945Director Akira Kurosawa (35) weds actress Yoko Yaguchi (23)

1994ABC Sports President Roone Arledge (62) weds third wife Gigi Shaw

1944Actor Burgess Meredith (36) weds actress Paulette Goddard (33) at David O Selznick's Beverly Hills home

1999NFL legend Deion Sanders (31) weds model Pilar Biggers in Paradise Island, Bahamas

May 21st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 21st

1542Hernando de Soto, dies while searching for gold, near Mississippi River

1935Jane Addams, a founder of ACLU (Nobel 1973), dies at 65

May 21st Deaths
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