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Historical Events In April - 20

Tuesday, 02 March 2021

1861  Robert E Lee resigns from Union army on April - 20.  

1861  On April - 20 battle of Norfolk, VA  

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

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

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

1866  On this day in history victor Hollaender, composer  

1869  On April - 20 johann Carl Gottfried Loewe, composer, dies at 72  

1870  Simeon Roncal, composer on April - 20.  

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

1871  On this day in history william Henry Davies, Wales, poet (Autobiography of a Super Tramp)  

1872  SF Bar Association organized on April - 20.  

1872  Ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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

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

1881  On this day in history nikolai Miaskovsky, Novogeorievsk Poland, composer (Kirov is With Us)  

1884  On April - 20 pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Freemasonry"  

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

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 April - 20.  

1893  The birth of Harold Lloyd, American silent film star on this day in history.  

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

1893  On this day in history harold Lloyd, Burchard Neb, silent comic (Why Worry, Safety Last)  

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

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  On April - 20 senor Wences, ventriloquist (Close the Door)  

1897  On April - 20 bernard Verhoeven, poet/literature (About the Laugh)  

1898  On April - 20 uS Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota opens  

1900  Fred Raymond, composer on April - 20.  

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 April - 20 birth of jafar Sadiq, Muslim scholar (d. 765)  

1442  On April - 20 birth of edward IV, King (England, 1461-83)  

1494  John Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister was born on April - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

1594  Matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  On April - 20 victor IV, [Ottaviano Montecello], Italian antipope (1159-64), dies  

1176  On April - 20 death of richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English soldier (b. 1130)  

1314  Clement V, [Bertrand Got], pope (1305-14) move papacy to Avignon, dies on this day in history.  

1317  On this day in history agnes van Montepulciano, Italian mystic/saint, dies  

1521  Death of Zhengde, Emperor of China (b. 1491) on April - 20.  

1534  Elizabeth Barton, [St Magd van Kent], British prophet, dies on this day in history.  

1558  On this day in history death of johannes Bugenhagen, German reformer (b. 1485)  

1632  On this day in history death of nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake  

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