On May 20, 1972: Rapper, songwriter, and actor Busta Rhymes was born in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., the rapper’s legal name, was given his alias by Public Enemy’s Chuck D., after NFL wide receiver George “Buster” Rhymes. He has released a number of albums including The Coming and When Disaster Strikes.
On May 20, 1927: Charles Lindbergh flew from New York to Paris. This flight was the first non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. The flight took 33 hours, and he had been awake for 55 hours by the end of the trip.
SUPPORTING U.S. POLICIES
On May 20, 1970: 150,000 construction workers peacefully marched to City Hall in support of President Nixon’s Vietnam War policies as a part of the Hard Hat Riots. Office workers in the area showed their support by showering the marches with ticker tape.