Today in History...May 20th:

1867 - Royal Albert Hall foundation laid by Queen Victoria

1926 - Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies

1927 - At 7:40 AM, pilot Charles Lindbergh takes off from NY to cross Atlantic for Paris

1985 - Larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1991 - Chic Bull Michael Jordan, named NBA's MVP

1994 - Bobcat Goldthwait charged with misdemeanors for fire on Tonight Show

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Other Memorable Events:

1946 - Cher [Cherilyn Sarkisian], El Centro, California, American singer and actress (I Got You Babe, Jack Lalane, Mask); 1948 - Dave Thomas, St Catherines Ontario, comedian (SCTV, Grace Under Fire); 1995 - "Broadcast News" actress Holly Hunter (37) weds cinematographer Janusz Kaminski (35); 2006 - "Dog the Bounty Hunter" TV personality Duane Dog Chapman (53) weds Beth Smith at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Hawaii

 

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