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Notable Historical Events for May 20th

1609Shakespeare's Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe.

1991Chic Bull Michael Jordan, named NBA's MVP

2003The reality series "America's Next Top Model", created by Tyra Banks, debuts on UPN

201220th Billboard Music Awards: Adele, 21 win

1926Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies

1973Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

1922Babe Ruth & Bob Meusel, suspended on October 16, 1921, by Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis, return to the NY lineup & go hitless

1983Larry Holmes beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

197325th Emmy Awards: Waltons, All in the Family & Mary Tyler Moore win

1927At 7:40 AM, pilot Charles Lindbergh takes off from NY to cross Atlantic for Paris

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Notable Birthdays on May 20th

1944Joe Cocker, Sheffield England, rock vocalist (Little Help From My Friends)

1806John Stuart Mill, UK, philosopher/political economist/Utilitarian

1908Jimmy Stewart [James], Indiana Pennsylvania, American actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington, It's a Wonderful Life)

1970Louis Theroux, Singapore, English television broadcaster (Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends, When Louis Met....)

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Notable Deaths on May 20th

1506Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55

2002Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist (b. 1941)

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