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What Happened On This Day In History?
Monday, May 21th 2018
Today is the 141st day of 2018. There are 224 days left in this year.
The first Democratic National Convention got under way, in Baltimore.
New Zealand was declared a British colony.
Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross.
The opera ''I Pagliacci,'' by Ruggiero Leoncavallo, was first performed, in Milan, Italy.
Fourteen-year-old Bobby Franks was murdered in a ''thrill killing'' committed by Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb, two students at the University of Chicago.
Charles A. Lindbergh landed his "Spirit of St. Louis" near Paris, completing the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
The United States exploded the first airborne hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.
The musical ''Gypsy,'' inspired by the life of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, opened on Broadway.
The nuclear-powered U.S. submarine Scorpion, with 99 men aboard, was last heard from. (The remains of the sub were later found on the ocean floor 400 miles southwest of the Azores.)
Former San Francisco City Supervisor Dan White was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the deaths of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk
Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated during national elections by a suicide bomber.
A student suspended from a Springfield, Ore., high school opened fire in the cafeteria, killing one and wounding 23.
Susan Lucci, star of the ABC soap opera ''All My Children,'' won a Daytime Emmy Award for best actress for the first time in the 19th straight year she was nominated.
Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto died while searching for gold along the Mississippi River.