Historical Events for 20th May 2013
1498 - Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India
1609 - Shakespeare's Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe.
1631 - Magdeburg in Germany seized by forces of the Holy Roman Empire under earl Johann Tilly, most inhabitants massacred, one of the bloodiest incidents of the Thirty Yearsand#039; War.
1825 - Charles X becomes King of France
1961 - White mob attacks "Freedom Riders" in Montgomery, Alabama
1965 - Pakistani Boeing 720-B crashes at Cairo Egypt, killing 121
1985 - Israel exchanges 1,100+ Arab prisoners for 3 Israeli soldiers
1991 - Chic Bull Michael Jordan, named NBA's MVP
1991 - Jeff Reardon gains his 300th career save