May 20 – Notable Birthdays and Events


People Births

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)

1927Bud Grant, American football coach

1944 – Joe Cocker, Singer

1946Cher, American singer, actress, producer, and director (Sonny & Cher)

1946 – Dave Despain, American journalist

1968Timothy Olyphant, American actor

1971 – Tony Stewart, American race car driver

People Deaths

1506 – Christopher Columbus (Explorer)

1989 – Gilda Susan Radner

Historical Events

1862U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signs the Homestead Act into law.

1873Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.

1875 –  World Metrology Day

1927 – Charles Lindbergh left New York to cross the Atlantic for Paris on his airplane the “Spirit of St. Louis.”

1932Amelia 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