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Notable Historical Events for May 20th

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

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

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

1973Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

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

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

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

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

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

1988Mike Schmidt hits his 535th HR, moving into 8th place

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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)

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

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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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