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Historical Events In April - 20

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

1917  On April - 20 pravda (Lenin names Russia "Free land of world")  

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  On April - 20 7th modern Olympic games opens in Antwerp  

1920  On April - 20 tornadoes kill 219 in Alabama & Mississippi  

1920  On April - 20 7th modern Olympic games opens in Antwerp Belgium  

1920  John Paul Stevens, Illinois, 103rd Supreme Court Justice (1975- ) on April - 20.  

1921  On April - 20 donald Gunn MacRae, sociologist  

1923  Tito Puente, Puerto Rico, bandleader (Dance Mania) on April - 20.  

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 April - 20.  

1925  Ernie Stautner, NFL tackle (Steelers)/WLAF head coach (Galaxy) on April - 20.  

1926  First check sent by radio facsimile transmission across the Atlantic on this day in history.  

1926  On this day in history 1st check sent by radio facsimile transmission across Atlantic  

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

1927  On April - 20 karl Muller, Switzerland, superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987)  

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

1931  Louis Armstrong recorded the classic, " When It’ s Sleepy Time Down South" , for Okeh Records on April - 20.  

1931  On this day in history 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 this day in history juliaan de Vriendt, Flemish painter, dies at 92  

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  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 this day in history the birth of Ryan O'Neal, American actor  

1941  On this day in history 100 German bombers attack Athens  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0702  Jafar Sadiq, Muslim scholar (d. 765) was born on April - 20.  

1442  Edward IV, King (England, 1461-83) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer  

1633  On April - 20 birth of emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (d. 1654)  

1646  On April - 20 birth of charles Plumier, French botanist (d. 1704)  

Famous Deaths In April - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1164  Victor IV, [Ottaviano Montecello], Italian antipope (1159-64), dies on this day in history.  

1176  Death of Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English soldier (b. 1130) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history death of zhengde, Emperor of China (b. 1491)  

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  On this day in history death of nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake  

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