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Historical Events In April - 20

Sunday, 07 August 2022

1902  Marie & Pierre Curie isolate radioactive element radium on April - 20.  

1902  Marie Curie isolate radioactive element radium on this day in history.  

1902  Donald Wolfit, England, actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, Accursed) on April - 20.  

1903  R S Dugan discovers asteroid #508 Princetonia on this day in history.  

1903  On this day in history 7th Boston Marathon won by John Lorden of Mass in 2:41:29.8  

1903  On this day in history dagmar Edqvist, Swedish author (Kamrathustru-Wife & Comrade)  

1904  On April - 20 louisiana Purchase Exposition opens in St Louis  

1904  M Wolf discovers asteroid #532 Herculina on April - 20.  

1904  George Bernard Shaw's "Candida," premieres in London on April - 20.  

1904  Bruce Cabot, Carlsbad NM, actor (Diamonds are Forever, King Kong) on this day in history.  

1906  On April - 20 australian wombat dies in London Zoo at 26; oldest known marsupial  

1906  Australian wombat; oldest known marsupial, dies in London Zoo at 26 on this day in history.  

1907  Alan Reed, actor/voice (Fred Allen Show, Fred Flintstone) on April - 20.  

1908  12th Boston Marathon won by Tom Morrissey of NY in 2:25:43.2 on this day in history.  

1908  Wilhelmus M Bekkers, bishop of Hertogenbosch on this day in history.  

1908  Henry Chadwick, sports reporter (baseball), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

1909  Guido Alberti, literary patron/businessman on this day in history.  

1910  On this day in history halley's Comet passes 29th recorded perihelion at 87.9 million km  

1910  On this day in history cleve Indians Addie Joss 2nd no-hitter, beats Chicago, 1-0  

1910  On this day in history robert F Wagner, (Mayor-D-NYC, 1954-65) [or May 15]  

1911  On April - 20 kukrit Pramoj, politician  

1912  On this day in history tiger Stadium in Detroit opens  

1912  On April - 20 fenway Park officially opens, Red Sox beat NY Highlanders 7-6 in 11  

1912  On this day in history david Townsend, cricketer (3 Tests Eng v WI 1935)  

1912  Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/writer (Dracula), dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1913  On April - 20 dick Wessel, WI, actor (Dick Tracy vs Cueball, Beware of Blondie)  

1914  On this day in history 33 killed by soldiers during mine strike in Ludlow, Colo  

1914  On this day in history f Kaiser discovers asteroid #786 Bredichina,and G Neujmin discovers asteroid #787 Moskva  

1914  In Boston, Mass., James Duffy of Canada wins the 18th Boston Marathon in 2 25 01.2 on April - 20.  

1914  On April - 20 18th Boston Marathon won by James Duffy of Canada in 2:25:01.2  

1914  In Boston, Mass., James Duffy of Canada wins the 18th Boston Marathon in 2:25:01.2 on April - 20.  

1916  On this day in history wrigley Field in Chicago opens  

1916  On April - 20 german-British sea battle off Belgian coast  

1917  SS Ballochbuie, torpedoed and sunk by German UC41 off the Firth of Forth Isle of May. In passage from Aberdeen to Sunderland 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 this day in history.  

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

1494  On this day in history birth of john Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister  

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 this day in history.  

1646  On April - 20 birth of charles Plumier, French botanist (d. 1704)  

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 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  Death of Zhengde, Emperor of China (b. 1491) on this day in history.  

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

1558  Death of Johannes Bugenhagen, German reformer (b. 1485) on this day in history.  

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

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