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May 20th In Pop Culture History

1873 - Levi Strauss and Jacob W Davis patented (#139,121) copper-riveted jeans, designed to help prevent tears in the fabric.

1883 - Krakatoa began to erupt; the volcano exploding three months later, killing more than 36,000 people.

1899 - The American Physical Society was founded at Columbia University.

1901 - Claude Grivolas patented (French) a projector for three-dimensional (stereoscopic) movies viewed wearing spectacles with one red and one blue lens.

1916 - The Saturday Evening Post published its first cover with a Norman Rockwell painting - 'Boy with Baby Carriage'.

May 20, 1924 Birthday (fictional) Archie Bunker, All in the Family, TV

1927 - US aviator Charles A. Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York, on the world's first solo, nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean (New York to Paris.)

1949 - The Armed Forces Security Agency, the predecessor to the National Security Agency (NSA), was established.

1957 - Pilot Milton Torres was ordered to intercept a UFO over East Anglia, UK

1967 # 1 Hit May 20, 1967 - June 2, 1967: Young Rascals - Groovin'

1978 # 1 Hit May 20, 1978 - June 2, 1978: Wings - With a Little Luck

1983 - First publication of the discovery of the HIV virus that causes AIDS in the journal Science by Luc Montagnier.

1989 # 1 Hit May 20, 1989 - June 2, 1989: Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl

1993 - 80 million people watched the series finale of Cheers on NBC

1994- The Joan Rivers Show (FOX) came to an end

1995 - Star Search (syndicated) came to an end.

1995 - Pennsylvania Avenue, in front of the White House, was closed to traffic

1996 - NBC's The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air series came to an end

1997 - Roseanne series came to an end on ABC

2003 - America's Next Top Model premiered on UPN

May 20th
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Timothy Olyphant (1968)
Busta Rhymes (1972)
James 'Jimmy' Stewart (1908)
Cher (1946)
Mindy Cohn (1960)
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (1959)
Gardner Fox (1911)
Joe Cocker (1944)
Leon Schlesinger (1884)
James Stewert (1908)
If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have not only $1.19 in change but also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make exact change for a dollar.



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