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.