May 20

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1932 Amelia Earhart completed the first transatlantic solo flight by a woman from Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, landing in Culmore, Derry—2,206 miles in thirteen hours.
  • 1836 The Constabulary (Ireland) Act established the first national police force in Ireland, incorporating the county constabularies that had been established in 1822.

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