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Notable Historical Events for May 21st

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

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

1995chris johnson wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic

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

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

1933Mount Davidson Cross lit by FDR via telegraph

1972Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome is damaged by a vandal.

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

1988"Fat" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #99

1981Reggae musician Bob Marley receives a Jamaican state funeral

May 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 21st

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

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

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

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

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

1780Elizabeth Fry, Quaker minister/prison reformer/nurse

120 BCAurelia Cotta, mother of Julius Caesar

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

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Notable Weddings on May 21st

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

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

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

May 21st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 21st

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

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

May 21st Deaths
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