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Historical Events In April - 20

Sunday, 27 September 2020

1917  Pravda (Lenin names Russia "Free land of world") on April - 20.  

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

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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1920  Tornadoes kill 219 in Alabama & Mississippi on April - 20.  

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 April - 20 gerhard Samuel, composer  

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

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 this day in history.  

1926  On April - 20 1st check sent by radio facsimile transmission across Atlantic  

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

1927  Karl Muller, Switzerland, superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987) on April - 20.  

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

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

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

1932  On this day in history 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  On April - 20 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1940  On this day in history electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa  

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

1941  On April - 20 the birth of Ryan O'Neal, American actor  

1941  100 German bombers attack Athens on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0702  On this day in history birth of jafar Sadiq, Muslim scholar (d. 765)  

1442  Edward IV, King (England, 1461-83) was born on April - 20.  

1494  John Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister was born on this day in history.  

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 April - 20.  

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  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 this day in history victor IV, [Ottaviano Montecello], Italian antipope (1159-64), dies  

1176  On April - 20 death of richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English soldier (b. 1130)  

1314  On April - 20 clement V, [Bertrand Got], pope (1305-14) move papacy to Avignon, dies  

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

1521  Death of Zhengde, Emperor of China (b. 1491) on this day in history.  

1534  Elizabeth Barton, [St Magd van Kent], British prophet, dies on this day in history.  

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 April - 20.  

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