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Notable Historical Events for May 20th

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

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

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

1979Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic

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

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

201220th Billboard Music Awards: Adele, 21 win

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

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

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

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

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)

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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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