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 This day in History - May 20
444 Historic Events for May 20
1946

Cubs Claude Passeau makes his 1st error since September 21, 1941, ending pitcher's fielding record of 273 consecutive errorless chances

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1947

Iain Vallance, CEO (British Telecom)

Birth
1948

Cleve Indians tie AL record of 18 walks (beat Red Sox 13-4)

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1948

1st use of Israeli Air Force and 1st war victory, defeating Syrian army

Event
1948

Dave Thomas, St Catherines Ontario, comedian (SCTV, Grace Under Fire)

Birth
1948

John Amiel, director (Queen of Hearts, Tune in Tomorrow)

Birth
1948

John R McKernan Jr, (Rep-R-ME, 1983-86/Gov-Maine)

Birth
1948

Samuel Gejdenson, (Rep-D-Connecticut, 1981- )

Birth
1949

Nick Joe Rahall II, (Rep-D-WV, 1977- )

Birth
1950

76th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hill Prince wins in 1:59.2

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1951

William Cullen Bryant, actor (Hell Squad)

Birth
1951

Thomas D Akers, St Louis, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 41, 49, 61, 79)

Birth
1951

Michael D Crapo, (Rep-R-Idaho)

Birth
1952

Warren Cann, Victoria Canada, rock drummer (Ultravox)

Birth
1954

Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of Nationalist China

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1954

Galina Vasilyevna Amelkina, Russia, doctor/cosmonaut

Birth
1954

James Henderson, country singer (Black Oak Arkansas)

Birth
1955

Nigel Griffiths, MP (Labour)

Birth
1955

Argentine parliament accepts separation of church and state

Event
1955

Steve George, rock keyboardist (Mr Mister)

Birth
1956

Tomas Smid, Czech, tennis star

Birth
1956

Max Beerbohm, caricturist/writer (Yet Again), dies

Death
1956

Andrew Hilditch, cricketer (Australian opening bat 1979-85)

Birth
1956

Atomic fusion (thermonuclear) bomb dropped from plane-Bikini Atoll

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1956

Jordan government of Samir resigns

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