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Historical Events In April - 20

Thursday, 28 January 2021

1917  On April - 20 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 April - 20.  

1918  On this day in history 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  On April - 20 reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies  

1919  Polish Army captures Vilno, Lithuania from Soviet Army on this day in history.  

1920  7th modern Olympic games opens in Antwerp on April - 20.  

1920  On April - 20 tornadoes kill 219 in Alabama & Mississippi  

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

1920  John Paul Stevens, Illinois, 103rd Supreme Court Justice (1975- ) on April - 20.  

1921  Donald Gunn MacRae, sociologist on April - 20.  

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

1924  Gerhard Samuel, composer on April - 20.  

1925  29th Boston Marathon won by Charles Mellor of Ill in 2:33:00.6 on this day in history.  

1925  Ernie Stautner, NFL tackle (Steelers)/WLAF head coach (Galaxy) on April - 20.  

1926  On April - 20 first check sent by radio facsimile transmission across the Atlantic  

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

1926  Harriett Elizabeth Byrd, politician (Wyoming house of Reps) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1931  Louis Armstrong recorded the classic, " When It’ s Sleepy Time Down South" , for Okeh Records on April - 20.  

1931  On April - 20 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  Heinrich Himmler becomes inspector Prussian secret state police on this day in history.  

1935  On the island of Formosa a 7.1 quake causes 3,280 deaths. One of the world's deadliest earthquakes on this day in history.  

1935  On this day in history "You're Hit Parade" begins broadcasting (becomes #1 quickly)  

1935  On April - 20 juliaan de Vriendt, Flemish painter, dies at 92  

1936  On this day in history 40th Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown of RI in 2:33:40.8  

1939  New York World's Fair opens on April - 20.  

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  On April - 20 1st electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa  

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

1941  On April - 20 100 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  On April - 20 birth of edward IV, King (England, 1461-83)  

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

1586  On April - 20 birth of saint Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (d. 1617)  

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  Emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (d. 1654) was born on this day in history.  

1646  Charles Plumier, French botanist (d. 1704) was born on this day in history.  

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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  On this day in history clement V, [Bertrand Got], pope (1305-14) move papacy to Avignon, dies  

1317  Agnes van Montepulciano, Italian mystic/saint, dies on April - 20.  

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

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

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