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On this day: May 21

POSTED: 11:42 PM May 20 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM May 21 2013

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 - Hernando De Soto
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1542: Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto, the first European documented to have crossed the Mississippi River, dies of a semitropical fever in the native village of Guachoya on the western banks of the Mississippi in either present-day Arkansas or Louisiana.

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