What happened today in history?
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May 20

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
2002 East Timor, formerly a province of Indonesia, becomes a country.
1990   The Hubble Space Telescope sends its first photographs back to Earth.

Gilda Radner: Live from New York (Warner/WEA)  
Comedienne Gilda Radner dies of ovarian cancer at age 42.
(photo credit: Warner/WEA)

1986 Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 Ten-Top Guitar Orange    Paul Reed Smith is assigned a US patent for the cam-operated tuning system used on his PRS Custom and PRS CE-24 electric guitars.

Smith's guitars are used by music superstars like Carlos Santana , Alex Lifeson (Rush), Dicky Betts (Allman Brothers), Mark Tremonti (Creed), Dave Navarro, Joe Walsh (Eagles), and many others.      (photo credit: Musician's Friend)

1982 The final episode of the TV show Barney Miller, starring Hal Linden in the title role, appears on the ABC network.
1980 Peter Criss quits as drummer for the rock band KISS.
1972 Cameroon becomes a republic as their constitution is ratified.
1941 German soldiers invade Crete, during WWII.
1939 The first regular transatlantic airmail service begins (New York to Marseille, France).
1932 Amelia Earhart takes off from Newfoundland to begin her historic solo flight to Ireland.
1927 Charles Lindbergh takes off from Roosevelt Field in Long Island, New York, to begin his historic solo flight to Paris.
1926 Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies.
1902 Cuba gains its independence from Spain.
1861 North Carolina votes to secede from the Union, during the US Civil War.
1639 Dorchester, Massachusetts funds the first school in the US from local taxes.
1506 Christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain.

Born today:

1963  Brian Nash - guitarist (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)

1961  Nick Heyward - guitarist, singer (Haircut 100)

1960  John Billingsley - actor (Star Trek: Enterprise)

1960  Tony Goldwyn - actor

1960  Sue Cowsill - singer (The Cowsills)

1959  Bronson Pinchot - actor

1958  Ronald Prescott Reagan - talk show host, son of former US president Ronald Reagan

1952  Warren Cann - drummer (Ultravox)

1951  Cullen Bryant - football running back

1946  Cher - singer (Sonny and Cher)

1946  Bobby Murcer - baseball player

1944  Joe Cocker - singer

1940  Stan Mikita - hockey player

1936  Anthony Zerbe - actor

1931  Kenton Boyer - baseball player

1928  David Hedison - actor

1927  Bud Grant - football player, coach, Hall of Famer

1926  Bob Sweikert - auto racer (1955 Indy 500 winner)

1926  Vic Ames - singer (The Ames Brothers)

1920  George Gobel - comedian, actor

1908  Jimmy Stewart - actor (Oscar® winner, 1940)

1844  Henri Rousseau - artist

1799  Honore de Balzac - author

1768  Dolly Madison - wife of 4th US president James Madison



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