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Notable Historical Events for May 20th

1973Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

201220th Billboard Music Awards: Adele, 21 win

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Notable Birthdays on May 20th

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

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)

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

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

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

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