Today in History - May 20
Thursday, May 20 2010 by kjfitz
1956 – In Operation Redwing, (shot Cherokee), the first United States airborne hydrogen bomb is dropped over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean;
1927 – At 07:52 Charles Lindbergh takes off from Roosevelt Field in Long Island, New York, on the world's first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, touching down at Le Bourget Field in Paris at 22:22 the next day.
1896 – The six ton chandelier of the Palais Garnier falls on the crowd resulting in the death of one and the injury of many others.