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May 21, 2022

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Historical Events

1881 - American Red Cross founded by Clara Barton
1886 - 14th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Bard wins in 2:45
1943 - Fastest 9 inning AL baseball night game (89 mins), Chicago White Sox beat visiting Washington Senators, 1-0
1968 - Nuclear-powered sub USS Scorpion, with 99 men, reported missing and is later found at the bottom of the ocean off Azores
1971 - Chelsea win 11th European Cup Winner's Cup against Real Madrid 2-1 in Athens (replay)
1987 - Xignals PC Board BBS begins in Alabama

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Famous Birthdays

1680 - Frederich Karl Erbach, German composer, born in Odenwald (d. 1731)
1850 - Giuseppe Mercalli, Italian volcanologist (d. 1914)
1903 - Pedro Aramburu, Argentine army leader, President and Dictator of Argentina (1955-58), born in Río Cuarto, Argentina (d. 1970)
1923 - Bettye Danoff, American golfer (co- founder LPGA Tour), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2011)
1941 - Ronald Isley, American singer (Isley Brothers - "Twist and Shout"; "This Old Heart Of Mine"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
1985 - Mark Cavendish MBE, British road cyclist (UCI Road World C'ships 2011; Points classification winner Tour de France 2011, 21; Giro d'Italia 2013; Vuelta a España 2010), born in Douglas, Isle of Man

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Famous Deaths

1254 - Conrad IV, King of Germany, Jerusalem and Sicily, dies at 26
1481 - Christian I, king of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, dies at 55
1719 - Pierre Poiret, French mystic, dies at 73
1790 - Thomas Warton, English critic and poet (Pleasures of Melancholy) British Poet Laureate (1785-90), dies at 62
1915 - Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (designed the portable mortar), dies in combat at 40
1996 - Mary Perot Nichols, American journalist, dies at 79

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