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