Today in History

Today in History: May 21, 2020 – Austin Daily Herald – Austin Herald

Today is Thursday, May 21, the 142nd day of 2020. There are 224 days left in the year.

IN MINNESOTA  HISTORY

ON THIS DAY IN 1934, violence erupted during the Minneapolis teamsters’ strike between picketers blocking trucks driven by non-unionists and an army hired by the Citizens Alliance, a union of local employers. Thirty Minneapolis policemen and a number of army deputies were hospitalized after the brawl.

Today’s Birthdays

Rhythm-and-blues singer Ron Isley (The Isley Brothers) is 79. Rock musician Hilton Valentine (The Animals) is 77. Musician Bill Champlin is 73. Singer Leo Sayer is 72. Actress Carol Potter is 72. Former Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., is 69. Actor Mr. T is 68. Music producer Stan Lynch is 65. Actor Judge Reinhold is 63. Actor-director Nick Cassavetes is 61. Actress Lisa Edelstein is 54. Actress Fairuza Balk is 46. Rock singer-musician Mikel Jollett (Airborne Toxic Event) is 46. Rapper Havoc (Mobb Deep) is 46. Rock musician Tony LoGerfo (Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real) is 37. Actor Sunkrish Bala is 36. Actor David Ajala is 34. Actress Ashlie Brillault is 33. Country singer Cody Johnson is 33. Actor Scott Leavenworth is 30. Actress Sarah Ramos is 29.

Today’s Highlight in History

On May 21, 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh landed his Spirit of St. Louis monoplane near Paris, completing the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 33 1/2 hours.

Today in History

In 1471, King Henry VI of England died in the Tower of London at age 49.

In 1542, Spanish explorer Hernando de
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