On this day: May 21

POSTED: 08:42 PM PDT May 20, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 20, 2016 

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 - first speed limit
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1901: Connecticut approves legislation establishing a speed limit of 12 miles per hour within city limits and 15 mph outside. The law, which is the first motor car legislation passed in a U.S. state, also required the car driver to reduce speed upon meeting or passing a horse-drawn vehicle, and if necessary, to stop in order to avoid frightening the horse.


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