On this day: May 20

POSTED: 02:26 PM PDT May 17, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 19, 2015 

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 - Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
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Library of Congress

1570: Flemish cartographer Abraham Ortelius issues "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum," the first modern atlas.


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