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  • 1588, the Spanish Armada sets sail from Lisbon towards the English Channel  (19 May 1588);
  • 1927, Charles Lindbergh sets off in the Spirit of St. Louis in an attempt to fly nonstop across the Atlantic (20 May 1927);
  • 1881, the American Red Cross is founded in Washington, D.C. by Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons (21 May 1881);
  • 1802, Martha Washington dies at Mt. Vernon, the family home, at the age of 70 (22 May 1802);
  • 1934, outlaws Bonnie and Clyde are shot to death in their stolen car by state police from Texas and Louisiana (23 May 1934);
  • 1991, the iconic road movie ‘Thelma and Louise’ debuts in theatres across the USA (24 May 1991);
  • 1660, Charles II, the exiled king of England, lands at Dover to assume the throne and end the Commonwealth (25 May 1660).