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The 20t o Mey is the 140t day o the year (141t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 225 days ti come.
Events[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1498 - Vasco da Gama reaches Calicut in soothren Indie.
- 1503 - Afonso de Albuquerque discovers Ascension Island in the Sooth Atlantic Ocean.
- 1631 - Magdeburg is seized bi Haly Roman Empire forces an maist inhabitants are massacred.
- 1690 - Ingland passes the Act of Grace, forgiein follaers o Catholic James VII & II.
- 1883 - Krakatoa, in present-day Indonesie, stairts a series o eruptions that will end in a major splosion on 27 August.
- 1902 - Cuba gains unthirldom frae the Unitit States.
- 1927 - Treaty o Jeddah: The Unitit Kinrick recognizes the sovereignty o Ibn Saud o the Kinrick o Hejaz an Nejd (later Saudi Arabie).
- 1948 - Chiang Kai-shek is electit Preses o the Republic o Cheenae.
- 1980 - Voters in Quebec reject unthirldom frae Canadae bi 60% tae 40% in a referendum.
- 1990 - Romanie haulds its first walin syne the end on Communist rule.
- 2001 - The Spaingie leid Wikipaedia stairts.
- 2002 - East Timor gains unthirldom frae Unitit Naitions administration efter 24-year occupation bi Indonesie. Portugal wis the oreeginal colonial pouer.
- 2006 - The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae stairts operations.
- 2006 - Monster-rock baund Lordi wins the Eurovision Sang Contest for Finland in Athens, Greece.
- 2013 - Bomb attacks in Iraq kill ower 70 fowk.
- 2013 - A major tornado strikes Moore, Oklahoma, Unitit States.
- 2014 - 118 fowk are kilt in bomb attacks in Jos, Nigerie.
- 2019 - Volodymyr Zelensky acomes Preses o Ukraine.
- 2019 - Steve Clarke is appyntit manager o the Scotland naitional fitbaw team.
Births[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1743 - Toussaint Louverture, Haitian revolutionary (d. 1803)
- 1799 - Honoré de Balzac, French novelist an playwricht (d. 1850)
- 1802 - David Octavius Hill, Scots penter an fotografer (d. 1870)
- 1806 - John Stuart Mill, Inglis economist an filosofer (d. 1873)
- 1822 - Frédéric Passy, French economist an academic (d. 1912)
- 1851 - Emile Berliner, German-American inventor (d. 1929)
- 1860 - Eduard Buchner, German chemist (d. 1917)
- 1882 - Sigrid Undset, Norse writer (d. 1949)
- 1883 - Faisal I o Iraq (d. 1933)
- 1901 - Max Euwe, Dutch chess player (d. 1981)
- 1908 - James Stewart, American actor (d. 1997)
- 1915 - Moshe Dayan, Israeli militar leader an politeecian (d. 1981)
- 1935 - José Mujica, umwhile Preses o Uruguay
- 1944 - Joe Cocker, Inglis sangster (d. 2014)
- 1944 - Richard M. Hogg, Scots linguist (d. 2007)
- 1946 - Cher, American sangster an actress
- 1947 - Margaret Wilson, New Zealand politeecian
- 1952 - Roger Milla, Cameroonian fitbawer
- 1957 - Yoshihiko Noda, umwhile Prime meenister o Japan
- 1958 - Ron Reagan, American political commentator
- 1959 - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Hawaiian sangster (d. 1997)
- 1961 - Anna Signeul, Swadish fitbaw coach, umwhile manager o the Scotland weemen's naitional fitbaw team
- 1967 - Graham Brady, Inglis politeecian
- 1969 - Colin Clark, Scots politeecian
- 1970 - Anne Laird, Scots curler
- 1970 - Louis Theroux, Inglis telly presenter
- 1972 - Busta Rhymes, American rapper an producer
- 1981 - Iker Casillas, Spainyie fitbawer
- 1982 - Petr Cech, Czech fitbawer
- 1985 - Chris Froome, Inglis cyclist
Daiths[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1277 - Pape John XXI (b. 1215)
- 1506 - Christopher Columbus, Italian splorer (b. 1451)
- 1622 - Osman II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1604)
- 1732 - Thomas Boston, Scots kirk leader, theologian an filosofer (b. 1676)
- 1896 - Clara Schumann, German pianist an componer (b. 1819)
- 1940 - Verner von Heidenstam, Swadish writer (b. 1854)
- 1947 - Philipp Lenard, German pheesicist (b. 1862)
- 1996 - Jon Pertwee, Inglis actor (b. 1919)
- 2004 - Bryan Molloy, Scots chemist (b. 1939)
- 2011 - Randy Savage, American professional wrestler (b. 1952)
- 2012 - Robin Gibb, Manx-born sangster (The Bee Gees) (b. 1949)
- 2018 - Patricia Morison, American actress (b. 1915)
- 2019 - Niki Lauda, Austrick racin driver (b. 1949)
Halidays[eedit | eedit soorce]
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