On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 1932

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


PlaneAmelia Earhart Flies Across the Atlantic

Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland on her journey to become the 1st woman to fly solo and nonstop across the Atlantic
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Amelia Earhart not long after she landed in Ireland in 1932, becoming the first woman to fly non-stop solo across the Atlantic
Amelia Earhart not long after she landed in Ireland in 1932, becoming the first woman to fly non-stop solo across the Atlantic
  • Engelbert Dollfuss becomes chancellor of Austria

Famous Deaths

  • Bipin Chandra Pal, Indian nationalist and freedom fighter, dies at 73