(Monday, May 20, 1861) — North Carolina voted to secede from the Union today, the tenth state to do so since December 20, following South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia and Arkansas. One more state (Tennessee) will secede in the coming weeks to form the eleven states of the Confederacy.
"The World At War: Alone (May 1940 – May 1941)" (Crete invasion @ 5:00)
(Tuesday, May 20, 1941) — The Battle of Crete began this morning when Nazi Germany launched an airborne invasion of Crete under the code-name Unternehmen Merkur (“Operation Mercury”).
(Saturday, May 20, 1961) — A white mob attacked a busload of Freedom Riders in Montgomery, Alabama, today prompting the federal government to send in U.S. marshals to restore order.
(Monday, May 20, 1991) — “Air Force One: The Planes and the Presidents Flight II” debuted tonight on PBS.
Paul McCartney - She's a Woman
(Monday, May 20, 1991) — The album Unplugged (The Official Bootleg) was released in the UK by Paul McCartney (it would be released in the U.S. on June 4).