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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

201220th Billboard Music Awards: Adele, 21 win

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

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

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

1926Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies

1873Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis patent first blue jeans with copper rivets

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

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

1973Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

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Notable Birthdays on May 20th

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)

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 20th

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

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

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