Archive for May 21st, 2012

THE RED CROSS, FORMED ON THIS DAY IN 1881

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Clara Barton (1821-1912)

The American Red Cross was established in Washington, D.C. on May 21,
1881, by school teacher
Clara Barton, who became the first president of the organization. The Red Cross continues to be the nation’s premier emergency
response organization.

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CARTOON WON PULITZER ON THIS DAY IN 1922

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ROLLIN KIRBY
Albert Edward Sterner’s "Portrait of Rollin Kirby" ,1931

Rollin Kirby (September 4, 1875 – May 8, 1952) was a political
cartoonist for the New York World and the New York Post. He
was the first winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning
for his cartoon “on the Road to Moscow”. Kirby received the
Pulitzer for his cartooning again in 1924 and 1928. 

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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1970

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Single sleeve for the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young “Ohio”

"Ohio" is a protest song written and composed by Neil Young in
reaction to the
Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970 after having
seen photos of the incident in Life Magazine. It was recorded at
Record Plant Studio 3 in Hollywood. The song peaked at #14 on
the Billboard Hot 100.   

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Neil Young


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Crosby, Stills, and Nash in 2007

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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1955

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Maybelline 45

“Maybellene” was released in July 1955. It was Chuck Berry’s
first single release and his first hit. It is considered one of the
pioneering rock and roll singles.


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Chuck Berry is 85 (Oct. 18, 1926)

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WEDDING OF BOGIE AND BACALL ON THIS DAY IN 1945

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Lauren Becall is 87 (Sep. 16, 1924)

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