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Notable Historical Events for May 20th

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

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

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

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

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

1979Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic

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

19791st western pop star to tour USSR-Elton John

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

201220th Billboard Music Awards: Adele, 21 win

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Notable Birthdays on May 20th

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)

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

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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