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On this day: May 27

1896 St. Louis tornado destruction

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

A tornado nearly wipes out St. Louis, the Chrysler Building and the Golden Gate Bridge open, the Sex Pistols court controversy with "God Save the Queen," and Arsenio Hall signs off, all on this day.

Famous people who made it to age 100

Herman Wouk

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With author Herman Wouk celebrating his 101st birthday on Friday, take a look at some other famous centenarians.

On this day: May 26

1908 Ford Model T car

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Bram Stoker's "Dracula" is published, John Wayne and Miles Davis are born, Ford stops making the Model T, and the King of Pop marries Elvis' daughter, all on this day.

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