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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 - Fats Waller
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Library of Congress

1904: Jazz pianist, singer and composer Fats Waller, one of the most popular performers of his era and the author of songs such as "Honeysuckle Rose," "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Squeeze Me," is born Thomas Wright Waller in New York City.

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