in History

Events (100 years ago today): 1921Bessie Coleman earns her pilot's license, becoming the first female pilot of African-American descent.

Births (100 years ago today): 1921Erroll Garner, American pianist and composer (d. 1977)

Births (50 years ago today): 1971Christos Myriounis, Greek basketball player

Deaths (500 years ago today): 1521Tamás Bakócz, Hungarian cardinal (b. 1442)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1971Wendell Meredith Stanley, American biochemist and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

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