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Notable Historical Events for May 20th

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

1926Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies

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

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

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

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

19791st western pop star to tour USSR-Elton John

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

201220th Billboard Music Awards: Adele, 21 win

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Notable Birthdays on May 20th

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

1908Jimmy Stewart [James], Indiana Pennsylvania, American actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington, It's a Wonderful Life)

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

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

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

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

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