(Thursday, May 21, 1992, 11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. EDT) — Johnny Carson hosted the final regular edition (with guests in front of a studio audience) of “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” featuring Robin Williams and Bette Midler, who slowly sang the pop standard “One for My Baby (and One More for the Road).” Continue reading Midler serenades Carson on final ‘Tonight Show’ 20 years ago this hour (1992)
Video: Earhart crosses Atlantic (at 5:17)
(Saturday, May 21, 1932) — Amelia Earhart today became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean as she landed in Northern Ireland, about 15 hours after leaving Newfoundland (on May 20).
Earhart’s achievement came on the fifth anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight to France.
Image: 1832 Democratic National
(Monday, May 21, 1832) — The first Democratic National Convention convened today in the Athenaeum in Baltimore, Maryland, to choose a running mate for incumbent President Andrew Jackson. Continue reading First Democratic National Convention convenes in Baltimore 180 years ago (1832)