This Day in History :: 20 May
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20 May 1959 : Japanese-Americans regain their citizenship
20 May 1959 : Shah of Persia visits Netherlands
20 May 1959 : Yanks sink to last place, 1st time since May 25, 1940
20 May 1956 : Atomic fusion (thermonuclear) bomb dropped from plane-Bikini Atoll
20 May 1956 : Jordan government of Samir resigns
20 May 1955 : Argentine parliament accepts separation of church and state
20 May 1954 : Chiang Kai-shek becomes President of Nationalist China
20 May 1950 : 76th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hill Prince wins in 1:59.2
20 May 1948 : 1st use of Israeli Air Force and 1st war victory, defeating Syrian army
20 May 1948 : Cleveland Indians tie AL record of 18 walks (beat Red Sox 13-4)
20 May 1944 : US Communist Party dissolves
20 May 1943 : French, British and US victory parade in Tunis Tunisia
20 May 1942 : US Navy 1st permitted black recruits to serve
20 May 1941 : Former Dutch Prime Minister Colijn says Netherlands Indies not ready for independence
20 May 1941 : Germany invades Crete









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