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Historical Events In April - 20

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

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

1861  Battle of Norfolk, VA on April - 20.  

1862  On April - 20 the first pasteurization test completed by Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard.  

1865  Safety matches were first advertised this day on April - 20.  

1865  On this day in history chicago's Crosby Opera House opens  

1866  On April - 20 victor Hollaender, composer  

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

1870  On April - 20 simeon Roncal, composer  

1871  3rd Enforcement Act (President can suspend writ of habeas corpus) on April - 20.  

1871  On April - 20 william Henry Davies, Wales, poet (Autobiography of a Super Tramp)  

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  Gerard J Arbous, actor/publicist (Prince William of Orange) on April - 20.  

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

1879  On April - 20 1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London & Cyprus  

1879  Robert Lynd, Irish writer/critic (Pleasures of Ignorance) on April - 20.  

1881  Nikolai Miaskovsky, Novogeorievsk Poland, composer (Kirov is With Us) on this day in history.  

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

1888  On April - 20 246 reported killed by hail in Moradabad, India  

1889  On April - 20 the birth of Adolf Hitler, Dictator of Germany  

1889  Adolph Hitler, Braunau Austria, dictator of Nazi Germany (1936-45) on April - 20.  

1890  Adolf Scharf, president Austria (1957-65) on this day in history.  

1893  On this day in history the birth of Harold Lloyd, American silent film star  

1893  The birth of Joan Miro, Spanish artist on this day in history.  

1893  Harold Lloyd, Burchard Neb, silent comic (Why Worry, Safety Last) on this day in history.  

1894  On April - 20 136,000 mine workers strike in Ohio for pay increase  

1894  On April - 20 martinus Nijhoff, poet/interpreter/linguistic (spelling)  

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

1896  On this day in history senor Wences, ventriloquist (Close the Door)  

1897  Bernard Verhoeven, poet/literature (About the Laugh) on April - 20.  

1898  On this day in history uS Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota opens  

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  Jafar Sadiq, Muslim scholar (d. 765) was born on April - 20.  

1442  Edward IV, King (England, 1461-83) was born on this day in history.  

1494  John Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister was born on this day in history.  

1586  On this day in history birth of saint Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (d. 1617)  

1592  On this day in history birth of john Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author  

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  On this day in history birth of charles Plumier, French botanist (d. 1704)  

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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 April - 20.  

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

1314  On this day in history 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 April - 20 death of zhengde, Emperor of China (b. 1491)  

1534  On this day in history 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 April - 20.  

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