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 - Kingda Ka
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2005: Kingda Ka, the tallest roller coaster in the world, opens at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. The train, which is launched by a hydraulic launch mechanism to 128 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds, reaches a peak height of 456 feet.


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