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On this day: May 21

POSTED: 08:42 PM PDT May 20, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 20, 2013 

The American Red Cross is established, Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart complete their historic trans-Atlantic flights, Bogey and Bacall get hitched, and Susan Lucci finally strikes Emmy gold, all on this day.

OTD May 21 - 1832 DNC
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1832: The Democratic Party holds its first national convention in Baltimore, Md. Over the course of the three-day convention the party endorsed President Andrew Jackson for re-election and nominated former Secretary of State Martin Van Buren for vice president.

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