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 This day in History - May 20
444 Historic Events for May 20
1926

Dick Pougher, cricketer (17 and 3-26 in only Test for Engld 1892), dies

Death
1926

Belgian govt of Jaspar takes power

Event
1926

Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies

Event
1926

Congress passes Air Commerce Act, licensing of pilots and planes

Event
1926

David Hedison, Providence RI, actor (Colbys, Voyage to Bottom of Sea)

Birth
1926

John Lucarotti, scriptwriter

Birth
1926

Vic Ames, rocker (Ames Brothers)

Birth
1926

Railway Labor Act became law

Event
1927

David Frederick Barlow, composer

Birth
1927

Walter Aschaffenburg, composer

Birth
1927

Saudi Arabia becomes independent of Great Britain (Treaty of Jedda)

Event
1927

[Harold] Bud Grant, Wisc, CFL/NFL player/coach (Winnipeg, Minnesota)

Birth
1927

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

Event
1928

David Berriman, CEO (Rose Thomson Young group of Lloyds Trustees)

Birth
1928

David Hedison, actor (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)

Birth
1929

Andr‚ Carolus Cirino, Suriname/Indian poet

Birth
1930

1st airplane catapulted from a dirigible, Charles Nicholson, pilot

Event
1930

James McEachin, Pennert NC, actor (Harry-Tenafly)

Birth
1930

Robert Bunyard, Commandant (British Police Staff College)

Birth
1930

University of California dedicates $1,500 to research on prevention and cure of athlete's foot

Event
1931

Chiharu Igaya, Japan, slalom (Olympic-silver-1956)

Birth
1932

Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland 1st woman fly solo across Atlantic

Event
1932

Engelbert Dollfuss becomes chancellor of Austria

Event
1933

Danny Aiello, NYC, actor (Moonstruck, Do the Right Thing)

Birth
1933

Constance Towers, actress (Capitol, Shock Corrider, Naked Kiss)

Birth