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Calendar for May 21st, 2013

Born 1471: Albrecht Durer (painter)

Died 1542: Hernando de Soto (explorer)

Born 1688: Alexander Pope (poet)

1834: Cyrus McCormick’s reaper patented

Born 1844: Henri Rousseau (painter)

1881: American Red Cross founded

Born 1887: James Gladstone (first Canadian aboriginal senator)

Born 1904: Fats Waller (jazz pianist)

Born 1917: Raymond Burr (actor)

1932: Amelia Earhart completed the first solo flight by a woman across the Atlantic

Died 1935: Jane Addams (social worker)

1941: Robin Moor became the first U.S. merchant ship sunk by a U-boat

1945: Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married

Born 1952: Mr. T (actor)

1964: World's first nuclear powered light-house, Baltimore Light, went into operation, Chesapeake Bay

1985: Patti Frustaci gave birth to the first septuplets in the United States

Born 1987: Ashlie Brillault (actress)