This Day in History :: 20 May
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20 May 1926 : Railway Labor Act became law
20 May 1926 : Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies
20 May 1923 : Stanley Baldwin, becomes Prime Minister of the UK
20 May 1922 : "Egypt" sinks off Ushant after colliding with "Seine, " killing 90
20 May 1922 : Babe Ruth and Bob Meusel, suspended on October 16, 1921, by Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis, return to the New York lineup and go hitless
20 May 1919 : Volcano Keluit on Java, erupts killing 550
20 May 1917 : Turkish government authorizes Jews to return to Tel Aviv and Jaffa
20 May 1916 : Codell, Kansas hit by tornado (also on same date in 1917 & 1918)
20 May 1916 : Saturday Evening Post cover features Norman Rockwell painting
20 May 1915 : Bataafsche Petroleum Me begins oil extraction of Maracaibo
20 May 1913 : 38th Preakness: James Butwell aboard Buskin wins in 1:53.4
20 May 1911 : Edwin Boaler Alletson hits 189 in 90 minutes Notts vs. Sussex
20 May 1902 : Cuba gains independence from Spain
20 May 1902 : US military occupation of Cuba (since Jan 1, 1899) ends
20 May 1900 : 2nd modern Olympic games opens in Paris (lasted 5 months)









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