Historical Events In April - 20
Sunday, 18 April 2021
1917 Pravda (Lenin names Russia "Free land of world") on this day in history.
1918 The Canadian Government calls up men from ages of 20 to 22 for military service on this day in history.
1918 Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the following day on April - 20.
1918 Reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies on this day in history.
1919 Polish Army captures Vilno, Lithuania from Soviet Army on April - 20.
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 On April - 20 7th modern Olympic games opens in Antwerp Belgium
1920 John Paul Stevens, Illinois, 103rd Supreme Court Justice (1975- ) on this day in history.
1921 Donald Gunn MacRae, sociologist on April - 20.
1923 Tito Puente, Puerto Rico, bandleader (Dance Mania) on this day in history.
1924 Gerhard Samuel, composer on this day in history.
1925 29th Boston Marathon won by Charles Mellor of Ill in 2:33:00.6 on this day in history.
1925 On this day in history ernie Stautner, NFL tackle (Steelers)/WLAF head coach (Galaxy)
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 On this day in history harriett Elizabeth Byrd, politician (Wyoming house of Reps)
1927 Karl Muller, Switzerland, superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987) on April - 20.
1929 On April - 20 the first Italian parliament made up completely from Mussolinis Fascists opens
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 On April - 20 giuseppe Peano, mathematician, dies
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 this day in history.
1934 Heinrich Himmler becomes inspector Prussian secret state police on April - 20.
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 On April - 20 "You're Hit Parade" begins broadcasting (becomes #1 quickly)
1935 Juliaan de Vriendt, Flemish painter, dies at 92 on this day in history.
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 April - 20.
1939 Ted Williams' first hit (off of Yankee Red Ruffing) a double on April - 20.
1940 On April - 20 electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa
1940 1st electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa on this day in history.
1941 The birth of Ryan O'Neal, American actor on April - 20.
1941 100 German bombers attack Athens on April - 20.