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Notable Historical Events for May 21st

1969After 9,015 at bats Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch hitter, Mike Lum, who doubled in a 15-3 victory over NY Mets

1944Hitler begins attack on British/US "terror pilots"

1978Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic

198935th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez

1881American Red Cross founded by Clara Barton

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

1933Mount Davidson Cross lit by FDR via telegraph

1930NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers

19321st transatlantic solo flight by a woman (Amelia Earhart) lands in Ireland

1927Aviator Charles Lindbergh, in the Spirit of St Louis, lands in Paris after first solo air crossing of Atlantic

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Notable Birthdays on May 21st

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

120 BCAurelia Cotta, mother of Julius Caesar

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

1780Elizabeth Fry, Quaker minister/prison reformer/nurse

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 21st

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

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

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

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

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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

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