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 - Treaty of Ciudad Juarez
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1911: Mexican President Porfirio Díaz and the revolutionary Francisco Madero (pictured) sign the Treaty of Ciudad Juárez to put an end to the fighting between the forces of both men, thus concluding the initial phase of the Mexican Revolution. Per the terms of the treaty, Diaz and his vice president stepped down and were replaced by an interim president until new elections could be held. Madero ran for the office and was elected president later in 1911. However, his time as leader was short-lived and was ended by a coup d'état in 1913 led by Gen. Victoriano Huerta.


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