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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Events:
1927 - Britain recognised the independence of Saudi Arabia  - Google It
1941 - German air-borne forces invaded the island of Crete  - Google It
1944 - An assassination attempt was made on Hitler by his own officers  - Google It
1946 - The bill, nationalising british coal mines, passed its Commons stage  - Google It
1956 - The first hydrogen bomb was tested on Bikini Atoll, in the Pacific  - Google It
1978 - The US launched Pioneer Venus 1, which produced radar maps of Venus  - Google It
1985 - The House of Commons agreed to consider Sunday Trading proposals  - Google It
1986 - British Rail announced major staff cutbacks in its engineering works  - Google It
1990 - An estimated 2 million people across China protested against Martial Law  - Google It
1991 - The Soviet government began allowing citizens to leave the country if they wished   - Google It

Birthdays:
1803 - Thomas Beddoes, English poet  - Google It
1908 - James Stewart, American film actor  - Google It
1915 - Moshe Dayan, Israeli military leader  - Google It
1924 - Peter Shore, Labour MP  - Google It
1942 - Lynn Davis, Olympic gold medalist  - Google It
1944 - Keith Fletcher, Cricketer/coach  - Google It
1946 - Cher, American singer and actress  - Google It

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