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

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

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

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

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

1991Chic Bull Michael Jordan, named NBA's MVP

1979Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic

1985Larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1983Michael Dokes & Mike Weaver fight to a draw in 15 for hw boxing title

1932Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland 1st woman fly solo across Atlantic

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Notable Birthdays on May 20th

1946Cher [Cherilyn Sarkisian], El Centro, California, American singer and actress (I Got You Babe, Jack Lalane, Mask)

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....)

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

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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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