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 This day in History - May 20
444 Historic Events for May 20
1882

Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" (Gengangere) premieres in Chicago

Event
1882

St Gotthard-railroad tunnel between Switzerland and Italy opens

Event
1883

William Chambers, author/publisher, dies

Death
1883

Paul Arntzenius, painter/graphic artist/etcher

Birth
1889

Margery Allingham, detective story writer

Birth
1889

Felix Arndt, composer

Birth
1889

William Lawther, union leader

Birth
1890

Beniamino Gigli, Italy, tenor (Enzo-La Gioconde)

Birth
1892

Triple Alliance between Germany, Italy and Austria forms

Event
1892

George Sampson patents clothes dryer

Event
1894

Adela Rogers St John, journalist/author (Foreign Correspondent)

Birth
1895

1st commercial movie performance (153 Broadway, NYC)

Event
1895

Reginald J "R" Mitchell, English aviation manufacturer (Spitfire)

Birth
1895

Ratu Agung-Agung Gd‚ Ngurah, radja van Mataram, Lombok, dies

Death
1896

Clara Josephine Wieck Schumann, composer/pianist, dies at 76

Death
1899

John M Harlan, Chicago, 91st Supreme Court justice (1955-71)

Birth
1899

Estelle Taylor, Delaware, actress (8 Commandments)

Birth
1900

Gustav Heinrich Graben-Hoffman, composer, dies at 80

Death
1900

2nd modern Olympic games opens in Paris (lasted 5 months)

Event
1901

Otto Waldis, Austria, actor (Port of Hell, Unknown World)

Birth
1901

Max Euwe, Netherlands, world chess champion (1935-37)

Birth
1902

Cuba gains independence from Spain

Event
1902

US military occupation of Cuba (since Jan 1, 1899) ends

Event
1902

Hans Sahl, writer

Birth
1903

Jerzy Fitelberg, composer

Birth