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May 20


1570   Cartographer Abraham Ortelius issues the first modern atlas.

1873   A patent for blue jeans with copper rivets is issued to Levi Strauss

1902   Cuba gains independence from the United States.

1993   The last episode of Cheers airs on TV

Famous Birthdays:

1768   Dolley Madison (First Lady of the US)

1908   Jimmy Stewart (Actor from Itís a Wonderful Life)

1971   Tony Stewart (Nascar Driver)

1972   Busta Rhymes (Rapper)

1993   Caroline Zhang (Olympic ice skater)

Today in History Archive:

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