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Historical Events In April - 20

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

1902  On this day in history marie & Pierre Curie isolate radioactive element radium  

1902  On this day in history marie Curie isolate radioactive element radium  

1902  On this day in history donald Wolfit, England, actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, Accursed)  

1903  On this day in history r S Dugan discovers asteroid #508 Princetonia  

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

1903  On April - 20 dagmar Edqvist, Swedish author (Kamrathustru-Wife & Comrade)  

1904  Louisiana Purchase Exposition opens in St Louis on this day in history.  

1904  M Wolf discovers asteroid #532 Herculina on this day in history.  

1904  On this day in history george Bernard Shaw's "Candida," premieres in London  

1904  On April - 20 bruce Cabot, Carlsbad NM, actor (Diamonds are Forever, King Kong)  

1906  On this day in history australian wombat dies in London Zoo at 26; oldest known marsupial  

1906  Australian wombat; oldest known marsupial, dies in London Zoo at 26 on April - 20.  

1907  Alan Reed, actor/voice (Fred Allen Show, Fred Flintstone) on this day in history.  

1908  12th Boston Marathon won by Tom Morrissey of NY in 2:25:43.2 on April - 20.  

1908  Wilhelmus M Bekkers, bishop of Hertogenbosch on April - 20.  

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

1909  On this day in history guido Alberti, literary patron/businessman  

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

1910  On April - 20 cleve Indians Addie Joss 2nd no-hitter, beats Chicago, 1-0  

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

1911  Kukrit Pramoj, politician on April - 20.  

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 April - 20 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  Dick Wessel, WI, actor (Dick Tracy vs Cueball, Beware of Blondie) on this day in history.  

1914  33 killed by soldiers during mine strike in Ludlow, Colo on April - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1914  On this day in history in Boston, Mass., James Duffy of Canada wins the 18th Boston Marathon in 2:25:01.2.  

1916  Wrigley Field in Chicago opens on April - 20.  

1916  German-British sea battle off Belgian coast on this day in history.  

1917  On April - 20 sS Ballochbuie, torpedoed and sunk by German UC41 off the Firth of Forth Isle of May. In passage from Aberdeen to Sunderland.  

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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  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 this day in history.  

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

1633  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (d. 1654)  

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 this day in history victor IV, [Ottaviano Montecello], Italian antipope (1159-64), dies  

1176  On this day in history death of richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English soldier (b. 1130)  

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

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

1521  On this day in history 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 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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