This Day in History :: 20 May
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20 May 1941 : White Sox Taft Wright sets AL record of RBIs in 13 consecutive games
20 May 1940 : Gen Guderians tanks reach The Channel (British expeditionary army)
20 May 1940 : Igor Sikorsky unveils his helicopter invention
20 May 1940 : Soccer team HZVV forms in Hoogeveen
20 May 1940 : Trailing 7-1 in 9th to Pitts, Phils win 8-7
20 May 1939 : "3 Little Fishies, " by Kay Kyser hits #1
20 May 1939 : 1st regular transatlantic airmail (NY to Marsseille France)
20 May 1939 : Pan Am begins transatlantic passenger and air mail service
20 May 1932 : Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland 1st woman fly solo across Atlantic
20 May 1932 : Engelbert Dollfuss becomes chancellor of Austria
20 May 1930 : 1st airplane catapulted from a dirigible, Charles Nicholson, pilot
20 May 1927 : At 7:40 AM, Lindbergh takes off from New York to cross Atlantic for Paris
20 May 1927 : Saudi Arabia becomes independent of Great Britain (Treaty of Jedda)
20 May 1926 : Belgian government of Jaspar takes power
20 May 1926 : Congress passes Air Commerce Act, licensing of pilots and planes









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