On this day: May 20

Published On: May 17 2013 04:26:12 PM CDT   Updated On: May 20 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

Vasco da Gama arrives in India, Christopher Columbus dies, Norman Rockwell makes his Saturday Evening Post cover debut, HIV is discovered, and "Cheers" airs its series finale, all on this day.

OTD May 20 - Cuban independence
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1902: Cuba gains independence from the United States. Tomás Estrada Palma became the country's first president.

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