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 This day in History - May 21
419 Historic Events for May 21
1872

Henry Warren, Boston Mass, inventor (Telechon electric clock)

Birth
1873

Everard Verachtert, Flemish translator (I speak beschaafd Dutch)

Birth
1873

Emil Ermatinger, Switz, literature historian

Birth
1878

4th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Carter aboard Day Star wins in 2:37¬

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1878

Glenn Hammond Curtiss, US, inventor (hydroplane)

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1878

Louis L H de Visser, Dutch MP (CPN)

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1879

Battle of Iquiquw

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1880

Pablo Luna y Carne, composer

Birth
1881

US Nation Lawn Tennis Association forms

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1881

American Red Cross founded by Clara Barton

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1882

Georgine M "May" Basting, actress (Hostage Rights of Aemstel)

Birth
1885

Gavril Yakimovich Lomakin, composer, dies at 73

Death
1886

14th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Bard wins in 2:45

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1887

Mabel Taliaferro, NYC, actress (Sentimental Tommy, My Love Come Back)

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1888

May Aufderheide, composer

Birth
1890

Albert van Raalte, conductor (AVRO-orchestra)

Birth
1891

Boxers Peter Jackson and Jim Corbett fight to a draw in 61 rounds

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1892

Ruggiero Leoncavallo's opera "Pagliacci," premieres in Milan

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1892

John Peale Bishop, US poet (This Side of Paradise)

Birth
1893

Arthur Carr, cricket capt (England v Australia 1926)

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1893

Simon Delmonte, actor/director (Boemeladvocaat)

Birth
1894

August A Kundt, German physicist, (test of Kundt), dies at 54

Death
1895

Franz von Suppe, Austrian composer (Poet und Bauer), dies at 76

Death
1897

Karol Mikuli, composer, dies at 77

Death
1897

Yerkes Observatory 40" (1m) refractor used for 1st time

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