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This date in history 5-20-2021

This date in history for May 20.

1506: Christopher Columbus dies.

1862: President Lincoln signs the Homestead Act.

1873: Levi Stauss and tailor Jacob Davis given a patent to create work pants.

1927: Charles Lindbergh takes off on the world’s first solo, nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

1940: Germans break through to English Channel at Abbeville, France.

1969: In the Vietnam War, battle for “Hamburger Hill’ ends after 10 days.

1989: Sunday Silence wins Preakness by a nose, moving one win away from the Triple Crown.

1998: Frank Sinatra is laid to rest.

2007: “The Simpsons” airs 400th episode.

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