On This Day

TODAY IS MAY 20, 2020!

MAY 20, 2020

Today is:

Flower Day

National Rescue Dog Day

Pick Strawberries Day

World Bee Day

  International Clinical Trials Day

  Weights and Measures Day



HONORÉ DE BALZAC (1799-1850) — French novelist and playwright.
JIMMY STEWART (1908-1997) — American actor and military officer (Brigadier General). Best known for: It’s a Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Vertigo, Rear Window.
CHER  (1946) — American singer actress and TV personality (The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, Moonstruck, Mask, The Witches of Eastwick)
DAN ABRAMS  (1966) — American web entrepreneur & TV host. Chief Legal Analyst for ABC News & host of Live PD.
BUSTA RHYMES (1972) — American rapper, record producer, and actor.
JACK GLEESON  (1992) — Irish actor best known as Joffrey Barathron on Game of Thrones.



325 – The First Council of Nicaea is formally opened, beginning the Catholic Church’s first ecumenical council.
1570 – Barbatian cartographer Abraham Otrelius publishes Theatrum Oribs Terrarum, the world’s first modern atlas.
1609 – Shakespeare’s sonnets are (allegedly illicitly) first published in London.
1873 – Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis are awarded a patent for denim blue jeans with copper rivets.
1940 – The first prisoners arrive at the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.
1983 – The discovery of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS is first published in the journal Science.

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