20 May

20 May

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about May 20th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about May 20th in history!

Global Celebrations

  • World Metrology Day
  • World Bee Day
  • World meditation Day
  • National Pick Strawberries Day
  • National Be a Millionaire Day
  • Weights and Measures Day
  • National Quiche Lorraine Day
  • International Clinical Trials Day
  • National Bike to Work Day

Historic Events

1970: Ms Charlotte H. Pownell showing a salmon dinner cooked in a dishwasher in Los Angeles, 1970

Ms Charlotte H. Pownell showing a salmon dinner cooked in a dishwasher in Los Angeles, 1970

1947: Royal Greek soldiers during the Greek Civil War, 1947

Royal Greek soldiers during the Greek Civil War, 1947

1944: A group of officers from the German Army attempted an assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler by exploding a bomb in his headquarters during a staffing meeting in 1944.

1936: Japanese murderer Sada Abe shortly after being arrested by police. She had murdered her lover via erotic asphyxiation before cutting off his penis and testicles and carrying them around in her kimono. She also reportedly had sex with the severed genitals, on May 20, 1936

Japanese murderer Sada Abe shortly after being arrested by police. She had murdered her lover via erotic asphyxiation before cutting off his penis and testicles and carrying them around in her kimono. She also reportedly had sex with the severed genitals, May 20, 1936

1932: Painting The Eiffel Tower – 1932

Painting The Eiffel Tower – 1932

1927: Britain recognizes the independence of Saudi Arabia in 1927.

1927: Charles Lindbergh began the first nonstop trans-Atlantic flight from New York to Paris in 1927.

1910: 9 European Monarchs pose for a photograph at the funeral of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom on 20 May 1910. It was the largest gathering of European royalty ever to take place.

9 European Monarchs pose for a photograph at the funeral of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom on 20 May 1910. It was the largest gathering of European royalty ever to take place.

1860: Abraham Lincoln on May 20, 1860, was the first portrait taken of him after he had received the nomination for president at the Republican National Convention in Chicago

Abraham Lincoln on May 20, 1860, was the first portrait taken of him after he had received the nomination for president at the Republican National Convention in Chicago

Famous Birthdays

  • Timothy Olyphant was born.
  • N. T. Rama Rao Jr. was born.
  • John Stuart Mill was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

  • Christopher Columbus died.
  • Randy Savage died.
  • Barbara Hepworth died.

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