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Historical Events In April - 20

Saturday, 08 May 2021

1861  Robert E Lee resigns from Union army on this day in history.  

1861  Battle of Norfolk, VA on April - 20.  

1862  The first pasteurization test completed by Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard on this day in history.  

1865  Safety matches were first advertised this day on this day in history.  

1865  Chicago's Crosby Opera House opens on this day in history.  

1866  Victor Hollaender, composer on April - 20.  

1869  Johann Carl Gottfried Loewe, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1870  On April - 20 simeon Roncal, composer  

1871  On this day in history 3rd Enforcement Act (President can suspend writ of habeas corpus)  

1871  William Henry Davies, Wales, poet (Autobiography of a Super Tramp) on this day in history.  

1872  On this day in history sF Bar Association organized  

1872  On this day in history ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja), dies at 62  

1876  On April - 20 gerard J Arbous, actor/publicist (Prince William of Orange)  

1879  On April - 20 the first mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London & Cyprus  

1879  On this day in history 1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London & Cyprus  

1879  On April - 20 robert Lynd, Irish writer/critic (Pleasures of Ignorance)  

1881  Nikolai Miaskovsky, Novogeorievsk Poland, composer (Kirov is With Us) on April - 20.  

1884  Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Freemasonry" on this day in history.  

1888  On this day in history 246 reported killed by hail in Moradabad, India  

1889  On this day in history the birth of Adolf Hitler, Dictator of Germany  

1889  On this day in history adolph Hitler, Braunau Austria, dictator of Nazi Germany (1936-45)  

1890  On April - 20 adolf Scharf, president Austria (1957-65)  

1893  On April - 20 the birth of Harold Lloyd, American silent film star  

1893  On April - 20 the birth of Joan Miro, Spanish artist  

1893  On April - 20 harold Lloyd, Burchard Neb, silent comic (Why Worry, Safety Last)  

1894  136,000 mine workers strike in Ohio for pay increase on this day in history.  

1894  Martinus Nijhoff, poet/interpreter/linguistic (spelling) on April - 20.  

1896  1st public film showing in US John Philip Sousa's "El Capitan," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

1896  Senor Wences, ventriloquist (Close the Door) on April - 20.  

1897  On this day in history bernard Verhoeven, poet/literature (About the Laugh)  

1898  US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota opens on this day in history.  

1900  Fred Raymond, composer on this day in history.  

1900  Mebel Mercer, popular British singer, dies on April - 20.  

1901  Michel Leiris, French cultural anthropologist on April - 20.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0702  On this day in history birth of jafar Sadiq, Muslim scholar (d. 765)  

1442  Edward IV, King (England, 1461-83) was born on April - 20.  

1494  On April - 20 birth of john Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister  

1586  Saint Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (d. 1617) was born on this day in history.  

1592  John Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author was born on April - 20.  

1594  On this day in history birth of matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer  

1633  Emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (d. 1654) was born on April - 20.  

1646  Charles Plumier, French botanist (d. 1704) was born on April - 20.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1164  Victor IV, [Ottaviano Montecello], Italian antipope (1159-64), dies on this day in history.  

1176  Death of Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English soldier (b. 1130) on this day in history.  

1314  On April - 20 clement V, [Bertrand Got], pope (1305-14) move papacy to Avignon, dies  

1317  On April - 20 agnes van Montepulciano, Italian mystic/saint, dies  

1521  On this day in history death of zhengde, Emperor of China (b. 1491)  

1534  On April - 20 elizabeth Barton, [St Magd van Kent], British prophet, dies  

1558  On April - 20 death of johannes Bugenhagen, German reformer (b. 1485)  

1632  Death of Nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake on this day in history.  

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