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 This day in History - May 20
444 Historic Events for May 20
1980

710 families in Love Canal area (Niagara Falls NY) are evacuated

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1980

Fire in nursing home in Kingston Jamaica, kills 157

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1980

In a referendum, 59.5% of Qu‚bec voters reject separatism

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1981

Ipswich Town wins 10th UEFA Cup at Amsterdam

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1983

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

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1983

Phillies Steve Carlton passes W Johnson with 2nd most strike outs

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1983

Larry Holmes beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

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1984

Barb Bunkowsky wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic

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1984

"On Your Toes" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 505 performances

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1984

Peter Bull, British actor (Dr Doolittle), dies of a heart attack at 72

Death
1984

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

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1985

George Memmoli, actor (Earl-Hello Larry), dies at 46

Death
1985

Israel exchanges 1,100+ Arab prisoners for 3 Israeli soldiers

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1985

1150 Lebanese/Palestinian prisoners exchanged for 3 Israelis

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1985

Dow Jones industrial avg closes above 1300 for 1st time

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1985

FBI arrests John A Walker Jr, convicted of spying for USSR

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1985

Larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

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1985

US began broadcasts to Cuba on Radio Marti

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1985

Indians-Brewers game at Cleve Stadium is 1st rain-out of 1985, ends record string of 458 ML games since Opening Day without a rain-out

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1986

Bernard Naylor, composer, dies at 78

Death
1986

Christy Fichtner, 23, (Texas), crowned 35th Miss USA

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1986

Flintstones 25th Anniversary Celebration airs on CBS-tv

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1986

Willem P‚e, Belgian linguistic, dies at 83

Death
1987

Gutenborg wins 16th UEFA Cup at Dundee

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1987

Wrestler Jerry Lawler sues WWF and Harley Race for trademark name "king"

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