experienced a 9.5 earthquake.
completes the world's first solo, non stop flight across the atlantic ocean in Spirit of St Louis
May 21 1927
Halley's Comet May 19 1910, the closest contact ever
erupts today May 18 1980
The first Kentucky Derby is run.
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The first Academy Awards is held
Lewis and Clark begin their expeditin leaving Missouri to explore the Northwest
The last spike was driven into the first transcontinental railroad.