On this day: May 20

POSTED: 02:26 PM PDT May 17, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 19, 2016 

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 - Barney Miller
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1982: The sitcom "Barney Miller" airs its 168th and final episode after eight seasons. The show, set in a New York City police station in Greenwich Village, starred Hal Linden as the title character, the station's captain. It won two Golden Globes and three Emmys, including Outstanding Comedy Series in 1982, after it had concluded.


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