On this day: May 20

Published On: May 17 2013 04:26:12 PM CDT   Updated On: May 20 2016 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 - Dolley Madison
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1768: Dolley Madison, the first lady of the United States from 1809 to 1817 as the wife of President James Madison, is born Dolley Payne in the Quaker settlement of New Garden, North Carolina.

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