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May 20: This Day That Year

May 20

- 1293 - Japan: Earthquake kills 30,000 people in Kamakura.

- 1310 - Shoes were made for both, right & left feet.

- 1506 - Christopher Columbus dies in poverty, in Spain (age 55).

- 1830 - D Hyde patented the fountain pen.

- 1875 - International Bureau of Weights & Measures formed by treaty.

- 1919 - Indonesia: Volcano Kelut (Kelud) on Java, erupts killing 5000+ people.

- 1985 - Israel exchanges around 1100 Arab prisoners for 3 Israeli soldiers.

- 1992 - India independently launches its 1st satellite.

- 1994 - Sushmita Sen at age 18 (India) crowned the 43rd Miss Universe.

- 2013 - Yahoo purchases Tumblr for $1.1 Billion.

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