On This Day: May 20th
This is 141st day of the year and 225 days remain in the year.
North Carolina voted to secede from the Union.
Charles Lindbergh began the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight, departing from Long Island aboard the Spirit of Saint Louis.
A mob attacked a busload of "freedom riders" in Montgomery, Ala., setting the bus on fire.
Mavis Hutchinson, 53, became the first woman to run across America. The 3,000-mile trek took her 69 days. She ran an average of 45 miles each day.
In a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court rejected a Colorado measure banning laws that protect homosexuals from discrimination.
East Timor became the what was then the world's newest nation.
May 20 BirthdaysJames Stewart1908–1997, American actor, born in Indiana, Pa.
Dolley MadisonAmericn First Lady
HonorAmericn First Lady
John Stuart Millphilosopher
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Moshe Dayanmilitary leader