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Historical Events In April - 20

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

1941  On this day in history barend ter Haar, Dutch lawyer, dies in Buchenwald at 49  

1942  German occupiers forbids Dutch access to their beach on this day in history.  

1943  Braves manager Casey Stengel is struck by a taxi, fractures a leg on April - 20.  

1944  Dutch Communist Party-resistance fighter John Postma sentence to death on April - 20.  

1945  On this day in history hitler commits suicide after U.S. troops occupy Munich.  

1945  Soviet troops enter Berlin on this day in history.  

1945  US 7th army captured German city of Nuremberg on April - 20.  

1945  Cleveland Browns organization formed by Arthur "Mickey" McBride on this day in history.  

1946  On April - 20 the first baseball broadcast in Chicago, Cards vs Cubs  

1946  1st baseball broadcast in Chicago, Cards vs Cubs on this day in history.  

1947  Comedian Fred Allen of " Allení s Alley" fame didní t find things so funny when censors cut him off the air during his radio broadcast on April - 20.  

1947  Frederik IX becomes king of Denmark on April - 20.  

1947  On April - 20 christian X, king of Denmark (1912-47), dies at 76  

1948  Walter P Reuther UAW pres shot & wounded at his home in Detroit on April - 20.  

1948  NYC hikes subway fare from 5 cents to 10 cents on this day in history.  

1949  On this day in history dr. Arthur Compton of the University of Washington made a surprising statement in Boston, MA. He said,"College athletic coaches are responsible for the failure of efforts to reform sports and make sports an important part of education"  

1949  On this day in history jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his first race, in Albany, California  

1949  The birth of Jessica Lange American actress on this day in history.  

1949  Willie Shoemaker won his first race as a jockey aboard Shafter V at Golden Gate Fields in Albany, CA, not far from San Francisco on April - 20.  

1949  Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 1st race, in Albany, California on April - 20.  

1950  On April - 20 r C Cameron discovers asteroid #1575 Winifred  

1950  Balt's Memorial Stadium opens on April - 20.  

1951  US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak on this day in history.  

1953  On this day in history 57th Boston Marathon won by Keizo Yamada of Japan in 2:18:51  

1953  On April - 20 erich Weinert, writer, dies at 62  

1954  On this day in history "Golden Apple" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 125 performances  

1955  "Saint of Bleecker St" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 92 perfs on this day in history.  

1956  Jaap Vranken, organist/composer (Stabat mater), dies on this day in history.  

1957  On April - 20 john Kelley, the first American since 1945, wins the Boston Marathon  

1957  On April - 20 61st Boston Marathon won by John J Kelley of Conn in 2:20:05  

1958  On April - 20 buses replace Key System trains at 3 AM  

1958  On April - 20 montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 for the Stanley Cup  

1959  "Desilu Playhouse" on CBS-TV presented a two-part show titled, "The Untouchables" starting this night. Robert Stack starred in the program and became a major television star when "The Untouchables" become a weekly network series in the fall of 1959 on April - 20.  

1961  On this day in history revolt in the South African country of Angola  

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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  John Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister was born on April - 20.  

1586  On April - 20 birth of saint Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (d. 1617)  

1592  On April - 20 birth of john Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author  

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

1633  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (d. 1654)  

1646  Charles Plumier, French botanist (d. 1704) was born on April - 20.  


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 this day in history 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  Death of Nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake on April - 20.  

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