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Notable Historical Events for May 20th

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

1991Chic Bull Michael Jordan, named NBA's MVP

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

201220th Billboard Music Awards: Adele, 21 win

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

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

1922Babe Ruth & Bob Meusel, suspended on October 16, 1921, by Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis, return to the NY lineup & go hitless

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

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

19791st western pop star to tour USSR-Elton John

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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)

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 20th

1506Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55

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

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