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Historical Events In April - 20

Friday, 03 July 2020

1917  On this day in history pravda (Lenin names Russia "Free land of world")  

1918  The Canadian Government calls up men from ages of 20 to 22 for military service on this day in history.  

1918  On April - 20 manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the following day.  

1918  Reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies on this day in history.  

1919  On April - 20 polish Army captures Vilno, Lithuania from Soviet Army  

1920  On this day in history 7th modern Olympic games opens in Antwerp  

1920  Tornadoes kill 219 in Alabama & Mississippi on this day in history.  

1920  7th modern Olympic games opens in Antwerp Belgium on this day in history.  

1920  On April - 20 john Paul Stevens, Illinois, 103rd Supreme Court Justice (1975- )  

1921  On April - 20 donald Gunn MacRae, sociologist  

1923  Tito Puente, Puerto Rico, bandleader (Dance Mania) on April - 20.  

1924  On this day in history gerhard Samuel, composer  

1925  29th Boston Marathon won by Charles Mellor of Ill in 2:33:00.6 on April - 20.  

1925  On this day in history ernie Stautner, NFL tackle (Steelers)/WLAF head coach (Galaxy)  

1926  First check sent by radio facsimile transmission across the Atlantic on April - 20.  

1926  1st check sent by radio facsimile transmission across Atlantic on this day in history.  

1926  On April - 20 harriett Elizabeth Byrd, politician (Wyoming house of Reps)  

1927  Karl Muller, Switzerland, superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987) on this day in history.  

1929  The first Italian parliament made up completely from Mussolinis Fascists opens on April - 20.  

1931  Louis Armstrong recorded the classic, " When It’ s Sleepy Time Down South" , for Okeh Records on this day in history.  

1931  On this day in history 35th Boston Marathon won by Jim Henigan of Mass in 2:46:45.8  

1932  Giuseppe Peano, mathematician, dies on April - 20.  

1934  One of America’ s most beloved child stars made her debut. Shirley Temple debuted in " Stand Up and Cheer", which opened in New York City. Moviegoers would rave about her song and dance routine, " Baby, Take a Bow", for many years on April - 20.  

1934  On this day in history heinrich Himmler becomes inspector Prussian secret state police  

1935  On the island of Formosa a 7.1 quake causes 3,280 deaths. One of the world's deadliest earthquakes on April - 20.  

1935  "You're Hit Parade" begins broadcasting (becomes #1 quickly) on April - 20.  

1935  On this day in history juliaan de Vriendt, Flemish painter, dies at 92  

1936  On April - 20 40th Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown of RI in 2:33:40.8  

1939  New York World's Fair opens on this day in history.  

1939  On this day in history ted Williams' first hit (off of Yankee Red Ruffing) a double  

1940  Electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa on this day in history.  

1940  1st electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa on April - 20.  

1941  The birth of Ryan O'Neal, American actor on this day in history.  

1941  On this day in history 100 German bombers attack Athens  

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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 April - 20.  

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

1594  On April - 20 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)  

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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  On this day in history 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 April - 20.  

1317  Agnes van Montepulciano, Italian mystic/saint, dies on this day in history.  

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 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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