Daily Almanac: May 20, 2023


RISE: 6:26 a.m.
SET: 9:01 p.m.

High/Low Temperatures:

HIGH: 70 °F
LOW: 51 °F

Today is…

• Armed Forces Day
• Flower Day
• World Whisky Day

What Happened On This Day:

• 1940 The first prisoners arrive at Auschwitz concentration camp. Auschwitz was the biggest extermination camp during World War II. From 1940 to 1945, the Nazi regime murdered at least 1.1 million people here.
• 1927
Charles Lindbergh takes off on the first solo non-stop transatlantic flight. He departed from Long Island in the United States and arrived in Paris, France at 22:22 on the next day.
Blue jeans are patented. Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis invented the garment, which today represents one of the most popular types of trousers worldwide.

Births On This Day

• 1971 Tony Stewart
American race car driver
• 1946
American singer-songwriter, actress, producer, director

Deaths On This Day

• 2002 Stephen Jay Gould
American paleontologist

• 1506 Christopher Columbus
Italian explorer, discovered the Americas