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 - Henri Rousseau
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1844: Artist Henri Rousseau, the Post-Impressionist painter who came to be recognized as a self-taught genius, is born in Laval, France. Rousseau is best known for works such as "The Sleeping Gypsy," "Tiger in a Tropical Storm," "The Hungry Lion Throws Itself on the Antelope" and "Boy on the Rocks." He's seen here in a self portrait from 1903.


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