11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 20th May

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1506 - In Spain, Christopher Columbus dies in poverty

2. 1784 - The Peace of Versailles ends the war between France, England, and Holland

3. 1873 - Levi Strauss receives patent for jeans

4. 1927 - Charles Lindbergh begins the first solo non-stop transatlantic flight, departing from Long Island aboard the Spirit of Saint Louis

5. 1932 - Amelia Earhart takes off from Newfoundland to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic

6. 1944 - A group of officers from the German Army launch an assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler by exploding a bomb in his headquarters during a staffing meeting

7. 1946 - Singer Cher is born

8. 1967 - Jimi Hendrix signs his first American record contract with Reprise Records

9. 1991 - The Soviet Union passes a new law which allows its citizens to leave the country of their own free will

10. 2000 - The British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie celebrate the birth of their fourth child, Leo

11. 2010 - Five masterpiece paintings by Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Leger, and Modigilani, worth over $100 million, are stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, France

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Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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