Historical Events for 20th May 2019

1910 – Funeral for Britain’s King Edward VII held in Westminster Abbey, has one of the largest assemblages of European royalty
1940 – German General Guderian’s tanks reach the English Channel (British expeditionary army)
1943 – French, British and US victory parade in Tunis, Tunisia
1959 – Ford wins battle with Chrysler to call its new car “Falcon”
1960 – 13th Cannes Film Festival: “The Sweet Life” directed by Federico Fellini wins the Palme d’Or
1960 – Baseball game in Milwaukee postponed due to dense fog
1961 – Mauritania adopts constitution
1967 – BBC bans the Beatles’ “A Day in the Life” because of drug references
1974 – Soyuz 14 returns to Earth
1992 – 36th European Cup: Barcelona beats Sampdoria 1-0 at London

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