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On This Day

May 20

World Metrology Day

1873 Levis patents the blue jean with copper rivets

1940 The first prisoners arrive at Auschwitz, concentration camp making the start of the Holocaust.

1979 Winnipeg Jets win the Avco Cup 4 games to 2 over The Edmonton Oilers

1980 HIV virus is published in the journal Science by Luc Montagnier

1997 Foo Fighters release their second album The Colour and the shape

2004 Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle premieres

Happy Birthday

1818 William Fargo founder of Wells Fargo & American Express

1908 James Stewart actor in It’s a Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

1940 Stan Mikita Hockey Payer, Hockey Hall of Fame

1946 Cher singer actress

1963 David Wells MLB Baseball pitcher

1969 Brian Girard Road Dogg WWE superstar 6 x Tag Team Champion

1970 Louis Theroux jounalist

1972 Busta Rhymes rapper

1975 Miriam Quianbao model

1982 Candace Bailey actress

1988 Carla Humphries actress in Juan Happy Love Story

1992 Julia Macchio actress in Girl Most Likely