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

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

1985Larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in 15 for heavyweight 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

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

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

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

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