May 20 – Notable Birthdays and Events
1768 – Dolley Payne Madison (wife of Pres. James Madison)
1818 – William George Fargo (Organizer of Wells, Fargo & Co.)
1908 – James Stewart, Actor
1913 – William R. Hewlett (Cofounder of HP)
1927 – Bud Grant, American football coach
1944 – Joe Cocker, Singer
1946 – Cher, American singer, actress, producer, and director (Sonny & Cher)
1946 – Dave Despain, American journalist
1968 – Timothy Olyphant, American actor
1971 – Tony Stewart, American race car driver
1506 – Christopher Columbus (Explorer)
1989 – Gilda Susan Radner
1862 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signs the Homestead Act into law.
1873 – Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.
1875 – World Metrology Day http://www.worldmetrologyday.org/
1927 – Charles Lindbergh left New York to cross the Atlantic for Paris on his airplane the “Spirit of St. Louis.”
1932 – Amelia Earhart takes off from Newfoundland to begin the world’s first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a female pilot, landing in Ireland the next day.
1993 – The final episode of “Cheers” aired on NBC Original Bar IMDb