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 - Pirates of the Caribbean
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2011: The fantasy adventure movie "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" opens in theaters. The movie, the fourth in a film franchise inspired by the Walt Disney theme park ride of the same name, featured Johnny Depp returning to the role of Capt. Jack Sparrow for a fourth time. The movie broke many box office records upon release and stands as the 11th highest-grossing film of all time worldwide when not adjusting for inflation, earning more than $1 billion worldwide.


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