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Notable Historical Events for May 21st

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

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

198935th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez

1995chris johnson wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic

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

1725The Order of St. Alexander Nevsky is instituted in Russia by the empress Catherine I. It would later be discontinued and then reinstated by the Soviet government in 1942 as the Order of Alexander Nevsky.

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

1988"Fat" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #99

1933Mount Davidson Cross lit by FDR via telegraph

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

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

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

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

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

120 BCAurelia Cotta, mother of Julius Caesar

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

1780Elizabeth Fry, Quaker minister/prison reformer/nurse

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

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Notable Weddings on May 21st

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

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

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

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

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

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