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 - The Real World
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1992: MTV airs the first episode of "The Real World," a reality show in which seven strangers are picked to live together in a house for several months with cameras recording their interactions. The show would become a huge ratings success and started the channel's programming shift away from music videos. "The Real World" has since become the longest-running program in MTV history and one of the longest-running reality series in history, and is credited with helping launch the modern reality TV genre.


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