Historical Events on May 20 (Part 2)

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  • 2006 131st Preakness: Javier Castellano aboard Bernardini wins in 1:54.65
  • 2006 51st Eurovision Song Contest: Lordi for Finland wins singing "Hard Rock Hallelujah" in Athens
  • 2007 53rd British Academy Television Awards: "That Mitchell and Webb Look" Best Comedy, "The Street" Best Drama
  • 2009 Mexico is the first Latin American country to officially enter recession
  • 2012 6.0 magnitude earthquake kills 6 and injures dozens in northern Italy
  • 2012 Tomislav Nikolić elected president of Serbia

Music awardsMusic Awards

2012 20th Billboard Music Awards: Adele, 21 win

Singer-songwriter Adele
  • 2013 133 people are killed and 283 are injured in a continued wave of insurgency in Iraq
  • 2013 2 people are killed and 20 are injured after a hot air balloon crashes in Cappadocia, Turkey
  • 2013 The Church of Scotland votes to allow openly gay men and women to be ministers
  • 2013 Yahoo purchases Tumbler for $1.1 Billion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 David Letterman, after 33 years, hosts the "Late Show with David Letterman" for the last time

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • 2015 Journal Nature publishes findings of the oldest man-made tools from Kenya’s Turkana basin - 3.3 million years, the 1st found to pre-date the Homo genus.
  • 2015 5 major world banks (JPMorgan, Barclays, Citigroup, RBS and UBS) fined US$5.7bn for manipulating currency markets - some of the largest ever fines
  • 2015 2016 NASCAR HOF: Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte, and Jerry Cook