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Friday, May 20, 2022.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1950 - 76th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hill Prince wins in 1:59.2
  • 1954 - Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of Nationalist China
  • 1955 - Argentine parliament accepts separation of church & state
  • 1956 - Atomic fusion (thermonuclear) bomb dropped from plane-Bikini Atoll
  • 1956 - Jordan government of Samir resigns
  • 1958 - US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
  • 1959 - Ford wins battle with Chrysler to call its new car "Falcon"
  • 1959 - Japanese-Americans regain their citizenship
  • 1959 - Shah of Persia visits Netherlands
  • 1959 - Yanks sink to last place, 1st time since May 25, 1940
  • 1960 - Baseball game in Milwaukee postponed due to dense fog
  • 1961 - 87th Preakness: Johnny Sellers aboard Carry Back wins in 1:57.6
  • 1961 - Henzes opera "Elegy for Young Lovers," premieres in Schwetzingen
  • 1961 - Mauritania adopts constitution
  • 1961 - White mob attacks "Freedom Riders" in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1962 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open
  • 1963 - Sukarno appointed president of Indonesia
  • 1964 - Buster Mathis defeats Joe Fraizer to qualify for US Olympic team
  • 1965 - Pakistani Boeing 720-B crashes at Cairo Egypt, killing 121
  • 1965 - Yorkshire all out for 23 v Hampshire at Middlesbrough
  • 1967 - 10,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam
  • 1967 - 93rd Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 1:55.2
  • 1967 - BBC bans Beatle's "A Day in the Life" (drug references)
  • 1969 - US troop capture Hill 937/Hamburger Hill Vietnam
  • 1970 - 100,000 march in NY supporting US policies in Vietnam
  • 1970 - 2 die in a NYC subway accident
  • 1970 - Beatles' "Let it Be" movie premieres in UK
  • 1971 - Pentagon reports blacks constitute 11% of US soldiers in SE Asia
  • 1972 - "Different Times" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • 1972 - "Hard Job Being God" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • 1972 - 5th ABA Championship: Indiana Pacers beat NY Nets, 4 games to 2
  • 1972 - 98th Preakness: Eldon Nelson aboard Bee Bee Bee wins in 1:55.6
  • 1972 - Cameroon adopts its constitution
  • 1972 - Republic of Cameroon declared as constitution is ratified