On this day: May 20

POSTED: 02:26 PM PDT May 17, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 19, 2014 

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 - Quebec sovereignty
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1980: In a referendum in Quebec, 60 percent percent of voters reject a proposal from the province's government to move toward independence from Canada. The referendum was the first on Quebec sovereignty, with a second such vote in 1995 narrowly failing.

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