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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.  

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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 this day in history 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 April - 20.  

1594  Matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer was born on this day in history.  

1633  Emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (d. 1654) was born on April - 20.  

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 April - 20 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 this day in history clement V, [Bertrand Got], pope (1305-14) move papacy to Avignon, dies  

1317  On April - 20 agnes van Montepulciano, Italian mystic/saint, dies  

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 April - 20.  

1632  On April - 20 death of nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake  

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