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Notable Historical Events for May 20th

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

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

1926Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies

1973Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

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

1991Chic Bull Michael Jordan, named NBA's MVP

1891History of cinema: The first public display of Thomas Edison's prototype kinetoscope.

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

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

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

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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)

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 20th

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

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

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