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Notable Historical Events for May 20th

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

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

1973Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

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

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

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

19791st western pop star to tour USSR-Elton John

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 20th

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)

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

1970Louis Theroux, Singapore, English television broadcaster (Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends, When Louis Met....)

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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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