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 This day in History - May 21
419 Historic Events for May 21
1930

Stanley Wells, director (Shakespeare Institute U of Birmingham)

Birth
1930

David Smith, principal/vice chancellor (Edinburgh University)

Birth
1931

Belgian govt of Jaspar falls

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1931

George Vassiliou, president of Cyprus (1988-93)

Birth
1931

Desmond Wilcox, broadcaster

Birth
1932

1st Curtis Cup: US, 5«-3«

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1932

1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman (Amelia Earhart) lands

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1932

John Armitage, principal (College of St Hilda and St Bede Durham)

Birth
1932

Robert Sherlaw Johnson, composer

Birth
1932

G Wohmann, writer

Birth
1933

Mt Davidson Cross lit by FDR via telegraph

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1933

Barry Norman, Britain, film critic (Film Greats)

Birth
1933

John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author (Der Schwimmer), dies at 69

Death
1934

Oskaloosa Iowa, becomes 1st US city to fingerprint its citizens

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1934

Phillip King, British sculptor

Birth
1935

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

Death
1935

Hugo de Vries, botanist Gruppenweise Artbildung, dies at 87

Death
1935

Terry Lightfoot, clarinetist/bandleader (New Orleans Jazzmen)

Birth
1936

Dipak Nandy, founder (Runnymead Trust)

Birth
1936

Ama Samy, Burma, Jesuit priest/Zen teacher/disciple of Yamada Koun

Birth
1938

Urs Widmer, writer

Birth
1938

David Groh, Bkln NY, actor (Joe-Rhoda, Don-Another Day)

Birth
1938

Bradman scores 143 Aust v Surrey, 198 mins, 11 fours

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1939

Heinz Holliger, composer

Birth
1940

Reynaud forms French govt

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