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20th of May 0325 EVENT The First Council of Nicea : the first Ecumenical Council of the Catholic Church is held.
20th of May 0526 EVENT An earthquake kills about 300,000 people in Syria and Antiochia.
20th of May 0685 EVENT The Battle of Dunnichen or Nechtansmere is fought between a Pictish army under King Bridei III and the invading Northumbrians under King Ecgfrith, who are decisively defeated.
20th of May 1217 EVENT The Second Battle of Lincoln is fought near Lincoln, England, resulting in the defeat of Prince Louis of France by William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke.
20th of May 1293 EVENT King Sancho IV of Castile creates the Study of General Schools of Alcala.
20th of May 1497 EVENT John Cabot sets sail from Bristol, England, on his ship Matthew looking for a route to the west (other documents give a May 2 date).
20th of May 1498 EVENT Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Kozhikode (previously known as Calicut), India.
20th of May 1521 EVENT Battle of Pampeluna: Ignatius Loyola is seriously wounded.
20th of May 1570 EVENT Cartographer Abraham Ortelius issues the first modern atlas.
20th of May 1609 EVENT Shakespeare's sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe.
20th of May 1631 EVENT The city of Magdeburg in Germany is seized by forces of the Holy Roman Empire and most of its inhabitants massacred, in one of the bloodiest incidents of the Thirty Years' War.
20th of May 1802 EVENT By the Law of 20 May 1802, Napoleon Bonaparte reinstates slavery in the French colonies, revoking its abolition in the French Revolution
20th of May 1813 EVENT Napoleon Bonaparte leads his French troops into the Battle of Bautzen in Saxony, Germany, against the combined armies of Russia and Prussia. The battle ends the next day with a French victory.
20th of May 1835 EVENT Otto is named the first modern King of Greece.
20th of May 1840 EVENT York Minster is badly damaged by fire
20th of May 1845 EVENT HMS Erebus and HMS Terror with 134 men under John Franklin sail from the River Thames in Britain, beginning a disastrous expedition to find the Northwest Passage. All hands are lost.
20th of May 1861 EVENT American Civil War: The state of Kentucky proclaims its neutrality, which will last until September 3 when Confederate forces enter the state.
20th of May 1862 EVENT U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signs the Homestead Act into law.
20th of May 1864 EVENT American Civil War: Battle of Ware Bottom Church : in the Virginia Bermuda Hundred Campaign, 10,000 troops fight in this Confederate victory.
20th of May 1873 EVENT Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.
20th of May 1882 EVENT The Triple Alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy is formed.
20th of May 1883 EVENT Krakatoa begins to erupt. The volcano's final and most notable explosion occurs on August 26.
20th of May 1891 EVENT History of cinema: The first public display of Thomas Edison's prototype kinetoscope.
20th of May 1896 EVENT The six ton chandelier of the Palais Garnier falls on the crowd resulting in the death of one and the injury of many others.
20th of May 1902 EVENT Cuba gains independence from the United States. Tomas Estrada Palma becomes the country's first President.
20th of May 1916 EVENT The Saturday Evening Post publishes its first cover with a Norman Rockwell painting (Boy with Baby Carriage).
20th of May 1920 EVENT Montreal, Quebec radio station XWA broadcasts the first regularly scheduled radio programming in North America.
20th of May 1927 EVENT Treaty of Jedda: the United Kingdom recognizes the sovereignty of King Ibn Saud in the Kingdoms of Hejaz and Nejd, which later merge to become the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
20th of May 1927 EVENT At 07:52 Charles Lindbergh takes off from Roosevelt Field in Long Island, New York, on the world's first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. He touched down at Le Bourget Field in Paris at 22:22 the next day.
20th of May 1932 EVENT 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.
20th of May 1940 EVENT Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz.
20th of May 1941 EVENT World War II: Battle of Crete : German paratroops invade Crete.
20th of May 1949 EVENT In the United States, the Armed Forces Security Agency, the predecessor to the National Security Agency, is established.
20th of May 1949 EVENT The Kuomintang regime declares martial law in Taiwan.
20th of May 1956 EVENT In Operation Redwing (shot Cherokee), the first United States airborne hydrogen bomb is dropped over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean;
20th of May 1965 EVENT PIA Flight 705, a Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 720 : 040 B, crashes while descending to land at Cairo International Airport, killing 119 of the 125 passengers and crew.
20th of May 1969 EVENT The Battle of Hamburger Hill in Vietnam ends.
20th of May 1980 EVENT In a referendum in Quebec, the population rejects by a 60% vote the proposal from its government to move towards independence from Canada.
20th of May 1983 EVENT First publications of the discovery of the HIV virus that causes AIDS in the journal Science by Luc Montagnier and Robert Gallo individually.
20th of May 1985 EVENT Radio Marti, part of the Voice of America service, begins broadcasting to Cuba.
20th of May 1989 EVENT The Chinese authorities declare martial law in the face of pro-democracy demonstrations, setting the scene for the Tiananmen Square massacre.
20th of May 1990 EVENT The first post-Communist presidential and parliamentary elections are held in Romania.
20th of May 1996 EVENT Gay rights: The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Romer v. Evans against a law that would have prevented any city, town or county in the state of Colorado from taking any legislative, executive, or judicial action to protect the rights of gays and lesbians.
20th of May 2002 EVENT The independence of East Timor is recognized by Portugal, formally ending 23 years of Indonesian rule and 3 years of provisional UN administration (Portugal itself is the former colonizer of East Timor until 1976).
20th of May 1315 BIRTHDAY Bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (d. 1349)
20th of May 1470 BIRTHDAY Pietro Bembo, Italian cardinal (d. 1547)
20th of May 1554 BIRTHDAY Paolo Bellasio, Italian composer (d. 1594)
20th of May 1593 BIRTHDAY Salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656)
20th of May 1660 BIRTHDAY Andreas Schluter, German sculptor (d. 1714)
20th of May 1663 BIRTHDAY William Bradford, British-born printer (d. 1752)
20th of May 1706 BIRTHDAY Seth Pomeroy, American gunsmith and soldier (d. 1777)
20th of May 1726 BIRTHDAY Francis Cotes, English painter (d. 1770)
20th of May 1737 BIRTHDAY William Petty Fitzmaurice, British statesman (d. 1805)
20th of May 1759 BIRTHDAY William Thornton, West Indian-born architect (d. 1828)
20th of May 1768 BIRTHDAY Dolley Madison, First Lady of the United States (d. 1849)
20th of May 1769 BIRTHDAY Andreas Vokos Miaoulis, Greek admiral and politician (d. 1835)
20th of May 1772 BIRTHDAY Sir William Congreve, English inventor (d. 1828)
20th of May 1776 BIRTHDAY Simon Fraser, Canadian explorer (d.1862)
20th of May 1799 BIRTHDAY Honore de Balzac, French novelist (d. 1850)
20th of May 1806 BIRTHDAY John Stuart Mill, English philosopher (d. 1873)
20th of May 1818 BIRTHDAY William Fargo, American pioneer expressman, co-founder of Wells, Fargo & Co. (d. 1881)
20th of May 1822 BIRTHDAY Frederic Passy, French economist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (d. 1912)
20th of May 1824 BIRTHDAY Cadmus M. Wilcox, American Confederate general (d. 1890)
20th of May 1830 BIRTHDAY Hector Malot, French writer (d. 1907)
20th of May 1838 BIRTHDAY Jules Meline, French statesman (d. 1925)
20th of May 1851 BIRTHDAY Emil Berliner, German-born recording pioneer (d. 1929)
20th of May 1860 BIRTHDAY Eduard Buchner, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1917)
20th of May 1882 BIRTHDAY Sigrid Undset, Norwegian author, Nobel laureate (d. 1949)
20th of May 1883 BIRTHDAY King Faisal I of Iraq (d. 1933)
20th of May 1886 BIRTHDAY Ali Sami Yen, Turkish founder of Galatasaray Sports Club (d. 1951)
20th of May 1894 BIRTHDAY Chandrashekarendra Saraswati, Indian Hindu sage, Jivanmukta (d. 1994)
20th of May 1895 BIRTHDAY R. J. Mitchell, British aircraft designer (d. 1937)
20th of May 1897 BIRTHDAY Diego Abad de Santillan, Spanish anarchist (d. 1983)
20th of May 1899 BIRTHDAY Alexander Deyneka, Ukrainian painter (d. 1969)
20th of May 1899 BIRTHDAY John Marshall Harlan II, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1971)
20th of May 1901 BIRTHDAY Max Euwe, Dutch chess player (d. 1981)
20th of May 1906 BIRTHDAY Giuseppe Siri, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1989)
20th of May 1908 BIRTHDAY James Stewart, American actor (d. 1997)
20th of May 1911 BIRTHDAY Gardner Fox, American writer (d. 1986)
20th of May 1913 BIRTHDAY William Hewlett, American engineer (d. 2001)
20th of May 1914 BIRTHDAY Corneliu Coposu, Romanian politician (d. 1995)
20th of May 1914 BIRTHDAY Hideko Maehata, Japanese swimmer (d. 1995)
20th of May 1915 BIRTHDAY Peter Copley, British actor (d. 2008)
20th of May 1915 BIRTHDAY Moshe Dayan, Israeli general (d. 1981)
20th of May 1916 BIRTHDAY Alexei Petrovich Maresiev, Russian flying ace (d. 2001)
20th of May 1916 BIRTHDAY Trebisonda Valla, Italian athlete (d. 2006)
20th of May 1917 BIRTHDAY Bergur Sigurbjornsson, Icelandic politician (d. 2005)
20th of May 1917 BIRTHDAY Guy Favreau, French Canadian lawyer (d. 1967)
20th of May 1918 BIRTHDAY Edward B. Lewis, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
20th of May 1919 BIRTHDAY Gerhard Barkhorn, German fighter pilot (d. 1983)
20th of May 1919 BIRTHDAY George Gobel, American comedian (d. 1991)
20th of May 1920 BIRTHDAY John Cruickshank, Scottish airman, Victoria Cross recipient
20th of May 1920 BIRTHDAY Betty Driver MBE, English singer and actress
20th of May 1921 BIRTHDAY Wolfgang Borchert, German writer (d. 1947)
20th of May 1921 BIRTHDAY Hal Newhouser, American baseball player (d. 1998)
20th of May 1924 BIRTHDAY Zelmar Michelini, Uruguayan reporter and politician (d. 1976)
20th of May 1925 BIRTHDAY Chester Ludgin, American baritone (d. 2003)
20th of May 1926 BIRTHDAY Bob Sweikert, American race car driver (d. 1956)
20th of May 1926 BIRTHDAY John Lucarotti, English-born Canadian TV writer (d. 1994)
20th of May 1927 BIRTHDAY Bud Grant, American football coach
20th of May 1927 BIRTHDAY David Hedison, American actor
20th of May 1927 BIRTHDAY Franciszek Macharski, Polish Catholic cardinal
20th of May 1929 BIRTHDAY Ahmed Hamdi, Egyptian soldier, who fought in Yom Kippur(d. 1973)
20th of May 1930 BIRTHDAY Sam Etcheverry, American football player and coach (d. 2009)
20th of May 1931 BIRTHDAY Ken Boyer, American baseball player (d. 1982)
20th of May 1931 BIRTHDAY Paul Evans, American furniture designer and sculptor (d. 1987)
20th of May 1932 BIRTHDAY Bob Florence, American jazz pianist, composer, arranger (d. 2008)
20th of May 1935 BIRTHDAY Jose Mujica, President of Uruguay
20th of May 1936 BIRTHDAY Anthony Zerbe, American actor
20th of May 1938 BIRTHDAY Marinella, Greek singer and actress
20th of May 1940 BIRTHDAY Shorty Long, American musician (d. 1969)
20th of May 1940 BIRTHDAY Sadaharu Oh, Japanese baseball player
20th of May 1940 BIRTHDAY Stan Mikita, Canadian ice hockey player
20th of May 1941 BIRTHDAY Goh Chok Tong, Singaporean Senior Minister
20th of May 1941 BIRTHDAY Manuel Isaias Lopez, Mexican child psychiatrist
20th of May 1941 BIRTHDAY John Strasberg, American actor
20th of May 1942 BIRTHDAY Carlos Hathcock, American Marine Corps sniper (d. 1999)
20th of May 1942 BIRTHDAY Jill Jackson, American singer (Paul & Paula)
20th of May 1943 BIRTHDAY Al Bano, Italian singer
20th of May 1944 BIRTHDAY Joe Cocker, British singer
20th of May 1944 BIRTHDAY Dietrich Mateschitz, Austrian businessman
20th of May 1944 BIRTHDAY Boudewijn de Groot, Dutch singer
20th of May 1945 BIRTHDAY Vladimiro Montesinos, Peruvian politician
20th of May 1946 BIRTHDAY Robert Chua, Hong Kong TV Entrepreneur
20th of May 1946 BIRTHDAY Cher, American singer & actress
20th of May 1946 BIRTHDAY Dave Despain, American racing commentator
20th of May 1947 BIRTHDAY John Corapi, American Catholic prelate
20th of May 1947 BIRTHDAY Greg Dyke, British broadcast executive
20th of May 1949 BIRTHDAY Dave Thomas, Canadian comedian and actor
20th of May 1950 BIRTHDAY Reinaldo Merlo, Argentine footballer
20th of May 1950 BIRTHDAY Yvon Lambert, Canadian ice hockey player
20th of May 1951 BIRTHDAY Mike Crapo, American politician
20th of May 1952 BIRTHDAY Roger Milla, Cameroonian footballer
20th of May 1953 BIRTHDAY Robert Doyle, Australian politician
20th of May 1954 BIRTHDAY David Paterson, American politician
20th of May 1954 BIRTHDAY Cindy McCain, American businesswoman, wife of John McCain
20th of May 1954 BIRTHDAY Guy Hoffman, American musician (Violent Femmes)
20th of May 1954 BIRTHDAY Robert Van de Walle, Belgian judoka
20th of May 1955 BIRTHDAY Zbigniew Preisner, Polish film composer
20th of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Ingvar Ambj?rnsen, Norwegian author
20th of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Dean Butler, American actor
20th of May 1956 BIRTHDAY William Michaelian, American novelist and poet
20th of May 1958 BIRTHDAY Ron Reagan, American talk show host
20th of May 1958 BIRTHDAY Jane Wiedlin, American singer (The Go-Go's)
20th of May 1959 BIRTHDAY Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Hawaiian singer (d. 1997)
20th of May 1959 BIRTHDAY Bronson Pinchot, American actor
20th of May 1960 BIRTHDAY John Billingsley, American actor
20th of May 1960 BIRTHDAY Tony Goldwyn, American actor
20th of May 1961 BIRTHDAY Clive Allen, English footballer
20th of May 1962 BIRTHDAY Mike Jeffries, American soccer coach
20th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY David Wells, American baseball player
20th of May 1965 BIRTHDAY Stu Grimson, Canadian ice hockey player
20th of May 1965 BIRTHDAY Ted Allen, American television host
20th of May 1966 BIRTHDAY Dan Abrams, American TV reporter
20th of May 1966 BIRTHDAY Mindy Cohn, American actress
20th of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Blake Schwarzenbach, American singer and guitarist (Jawbreaker)
20th of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece
20th of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Gabriele Muccino, Italian film director
20th of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Ramzi Yousef, Kuwaiti-born Pakistani terrorist
20th of May 1968 BIRTHDAY Waisale Serevi, Fijian rugby union and rugby sevens footballer
20th of May 1968 BIRTHDAY Timothy Olyphant, American actor
20th of May 1969 BIRTHDAY Brian Gerard James ("Road Dogg" Jesse James), American professional wrestler
20th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Louis Theroux, British television presenter
20th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Terrell Brandon, American basketball player
20th of May 1971 BIRTHDAY Sarka Kasparkova, Czech athlete
20th of May 1971 BIRTHDAY Tony Stewart, American race car driver
20th of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Tina Hobley, British television actress
20th of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Busta Rhymes, American rapper and actor
20th of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Elsa Lunghini, French singer and actress
20th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Isaac Galvez, Spanish cyclist (d. 2006)
20th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Juan Minujin, Argentine actor
20th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Mark Zupan, American wheelchair rugby player and actor
20th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Tahmoh Penikett, Canadian actor
20th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Andrew Sega, American musician
20th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Ramon Hernandez, Venezuelan baseball player
20th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Tomoya Satozaki, Japanese baseball player
20th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Matt Czuchry, American actor
20th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Angela Goethals, American actress
20th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Chad Muska, American professional skateboarder
20th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Leonardo Noeren Franco, Argentine footballer
20th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Miriam Parrish, American television actress
20th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Vesa Toskala, Finnish ice hockey player
20th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Tiger Tyson, American pornographic actor
20th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Hristos Banikas, Greek chess player
20th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Pavla Hamackova-Rybova, Czech athlete
20th of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Jayson Werth, American baseball player
20th of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Austin Kearns, American baseball player
20th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Iker Casillas, Spanish footballer
20th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Lindsay Taylor, American basketball player
20th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Morgan Knabe, Canadian swimmer
20th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Mark Winterbottom, Australian racing driver
20th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Imran Farhat, Pakistani cricketer
20th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Petr Cech, Czech footballer
20th of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Roger Huerta, American mixed martial artist
20th of May 1983 BIRTHDAY N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Indian film actor
20th of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Patrick Ewing, Jr., American basketball player
20th of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Keith Grennan, American football player
20th of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Kenny Vasoli, American singer and bassist (The Starting Line)
20th of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Naturi Naughton, singer (3LW) and actress
20th of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Mauro, Brazilian footballer
20th of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Dexter Blackstock, English footballer
20th of May 1987 BIRTHDAY Julian Wright, American basketball player
20th of May 1988 BIRTHDAY Carla Humphries, Filipino actress
20th of May 1991 BIRTHDAY Mara Lopez, Filipino actress
20th of May 1992 BIRTHDAY Cate Campbell, Australian swimmer
20th of May 1993 BIRTHDAY Caroline Zhang, American figure skater
20th of May 2010 BIRTHDAY Lady Cosima Windsor, daughter of Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster
20th of May 0685 DEATH King Ecgfrith of Northumbria (Born 645)
20th of May 1277 DEATH Pope John XXI (Born 1215)
20th of May 1285 DEATH John II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (Born 1259)
20th of May 1444 DEATH Saint Bernardino of Siena, Italian Franciscan missionary (Born 1380)
20th of May 1503 DEATH Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici, Italian banker, politician and patron of the arts (Born 1463)
20th of May 1506 DEATH Christopher Columbus, Italian explorer (Born 1451)
20th of May 1550 DEATH Ashikaga Yoshiharu, Japanese shogun (Born 1510)
20th of May 1622 DEATH Osman II, Ottoman Sultan (Born 1604)
20th of May 1648 DEATH King Wladislaus IV of Poland (Born 1595)
20th of May 1677 DEATH George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (Born 1612)
20th of May 1713 DEATH Thomas Sprat, English writer (Born 1635)
20th of May 1717 DEATH John Trevor, British statesman (Born 1637)
20th of May 1722 DEATH Sebastien Vaillant, French botanist (Born 1669)
20th of May 1732 DEATH Thomas Boston, Scottish church leader (Born 1676)
20th of May 1782 DEATH William Emerson, British mathematician (Born 1701)
20th of May 1793 DEATH Charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist (Born 1720)
20th of May 1812 DEATH Count Hieronymus von Colloredo, Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg (Born 1732)
20th of May 1825 DEATH Papaflessas, Greek priest and government official (Born 1788)
20th of May 1834 DEATH Gilbert du Motier, French statesman (Born 1757)
20th of May 1841 DEATH Joseph Blanco White, British theologian (Born 1775)
20th of May 1873 DEATH Sir George-Etienne Cartier, French-Canadian statesman (Born 1814)
20th of May 1880 DEATH Ana Neri, Brazilian nurse (Born 1814)
20th of May 1896 DEATH Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer (Born 1819)
20th of May 1909 DEATH Ernest Hogan, American comedian and musician, one of the creators of ragtime (Born 1859)
20th of May 1917 DEATH Valentine Fleming, Scottish politician (Born 1887)
20th of May 1917 DEATH Philipp von Ferrary, Italian philatelist (Born 1850)
20th of May 1940 DEATH Verner von Heidenstam, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (Born 1859)
20th of May 1946 DEATH Jacob Ellehammer, Danish inventor (Born 1871)
20th of May 1947 DEATH Philipp Lenard, Austrian physicist, Nobel laureate (Born 1862)
20th of May 1947 DEATH Georgios Siantos, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (Born 1890)
20th of May 1949 DEATH Archbishop Damaskinos of Athens (Born 1891)
20th of May 1949 DEATH Randolph West, American biochemist, known for the Dakin-West reaction (Born 1890)
20th of May 1956 DEATH Max Beerbohm, English theatre critic (Born 1872)
20th of May 1961 DEATH Josef "Pips" Priller, German flying ace (Born 1915)
20th of May 1971 DEATH Waldo Williams, Welsh poet (Born 1904)
20th of May 1973 DEATH Jarno Saarinen, Finnish motorcycle racer (Born 1945)
20th of May 1975 DEATH Barbara Hepworth, British sculptor (Born 1903)
20th of May 1976 DEATH Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (Born 1911)
20th of May 1976 DEATH Zelmar Michelini, Uruguayan Christian-Democrat Party politician (Born 1924)
20th of May 1976 DEATH Hector Gutierrez Ruiz, Uruguayan National Party politician (Born 1934)
20th of May 1989 DEATH John Hicks, English economist, Nobel laureate (Born 1904)
20th of May 1989 DEATH Gilda Radner, American comedian and actress (Born 1946)
20th of May 1992 DEATH Roger Keith Coleman, American convict (Born 1958)
20th of May 1996 DEATH Jon Pertwee, British actor (Born 1919)
20th of May 2000 DEATH Malik Sealy, American basketball player (Born 1970)
20th of May 2000 DEATH Jean Pierre Rampal, French flutist (Born 1922)
20th of May 2001 DEATH Renato Carosone, Italian musician (Born 1920)
20th of May 2002 DEATH Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist (Born 1941)
20th of May 2005 DEATH Paul Ricoeur, French philosopher (Born 1913)
20th of May 2005 DEATH William Seawell, U.S. Army Brigadier General (Born 1918)
20th of May 2007 DEATH Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer (Born 1914)
20th of May 2008 DEATH Hamilton Jordan, American White House Chief of Staff under President Carter (Born 1944)
20th of May 2009 DEATH Arthur Erickson, Canadian architect (Born1924)
20th of May 2009 DEATH Lucy Gordon, British model and actress (Born 1980)

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