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Notable Historical Events for May 21st

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

1988"Fat" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #99

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

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

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

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

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

1995chris johnson wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic

1933Mount Davidson Cross lit by FDR via telegraph

1981Reggae musician Bob Marley receives a Jamaican state funeral

May 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 21st

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

1780Elizabeth Fry, Quaker minister/prison reformer/nurse

120 BCAurelia Cotta, mother of Julius Caesar

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

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

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

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

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

May 21st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 21st

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

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

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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