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Notable Historical Events for May 20th

1984Boston's Roger Clemens beats Twins, 5-4, for his 1st victory

1997US President Clinton signs an executive order barring new US investment in Burma (also known as Myanmar), effective May 21 and renewable annually

1973Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

19791st western pop star to tour USSR-Elton John

201220th Billboard Music Awards: Adele, 21 win

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

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

1927Charles Lindbergh begins NY flight (Spirit of St Louis)

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

1979Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic

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Notable Birthdays on May 20th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 20th

2012Robin Gibb, British singer song-writer, dies from colon and liver cancer at 62

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

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