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This Day in History For May 21

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1861 – Richmond, Virginia, is designated the Confederate Capital.

1881 – American Red Cross founded by Clara Barton.

1906 – The US and Mexico sign an agreement over distribution of the waters of the Rio Grande, increasingly diverted to the US for irrigation.

1914 – Greyhound Bus Co begins in Minnesota.

1918 – US House of Representatives passes amendment allowing women to vote.

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

1934 – Oskaloosa, Iowa becomes first US city to fingerprint its citizens.

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

1954 – US twenty-sixth amendment to give 18-year-olds right to vote is defeated.

1966 – “Downtown” by Mrs. Miller hits #82.

1970 – National Guard mobilizes to quell disturbances at Ohio State University.

1983 – David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” single goes #1.

1990 – Last episode of “Newhart” airs on CBS-TV.

1996 – Ken Griffey Jr., 26, is 8th youngest to hit 200 home runs.

1999 – All My Children star Susan Lucci finally wins a Daytime Emmy after being nominated 19 times, the longest period of unsuccessful nominations in television history.

2013 – Microsoft announces the release of Xbox One.

2017 – Barnum & Bailey Circus performs for the last time at the Nassau Coliseum in NYC after 146 years.

2018 – US Justice Department says it is expanding its internal investigation into whether FBI infiltrated Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.

2019 – Protests across American cities defending abortion rights after several US states pass new abortion laws.