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MAY 21

United States: National Waitstaff Day
(Give an extra tip to a waiter or waitress)
Foods and Nutrition American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors
1860 Willem Einthoven (Dutch Physiologist, Developer of the Electrocardiograph Awarded the 1924 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine) Dutch Scientists & Mathematicians Human Anatomy & Physiology The Heart 1924 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
Sports Figures
1924 Clarence (Big House) Gaines (Kentucky-born African-American Coach: Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Kentucky Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures
1941 Bobby Cox (Oklahoma-born Major League Baseball Manager) Oklahoma Sports Figures Major League Baseball Major League Baseball
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1986 Helen Brooke Taussig (Massachusetts-born Physician, Founder of Pediatric Cardiology ) Helen Brooke Taussig Medical Research Children's Health Care Cardiology
1881 Clara Barton Founds the American Red Cross Clara Barton Red Cross History Channel
United States Lawn Tennis Association Is Formed in New York City New York City Tennis New York Times
1950 Lightning Kills Two and Tornado Creates Heavy Property Damage Near London London, England Tornado Death BBC
6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 83, Injures 200 in Central Peru Peru Earthquake Death USGS
1960 7.9 Magnitude Earthquake Is First in Two Days to Kill 5,000 in Chile Chile Earthquake Death History Channel USGS
1977 Undefeated Seattle Slew Wins the 102nd Preakness Stakes Maryland Horse Racing The Preakness New York Times
1997 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 38, Injures 1,000, Leaves Thousands Homeless in India India Earthquake Death USGS
2000 President Garfield's Spine Goes on Display at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Assassination of President Garfield American Presidents Human Skeleton National Museum of Health and Medicine History Channel
2003 Ohio High School Senior, LeBron James, Signs $90 M Contract with Nike Ohio Sports Figures Basketball Economics and Business African-American Sports Figures USA Today

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