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Historical Events In April - 20

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

1941  Barend ter Haar, Dutch lawyer, dies in Buchenwald at 49 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1944  On April - 20 dutch Communist Party-resistance fighter John Postma sentence to death  

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

1945  On this day in history soviet troops enter Berlin  

1945  US 7th army captured German city of Nuremberg on this day in history.  

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

1946  The first baseball broadcast in Chicago, Cards vs Cubs on April - 20.  

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

1947  On April - 20 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.  

1947  On April - 20 frederik IX becomes king of Denmark  

1947  Christian X, king of Denmark (1912-47), dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1948  Walter P Reuther UAW pres shot & wounded at his home in Detroit on this day in history.  

1948  On this day in history nYC hikes subway fare from 5 cents to 10 cents  

1949  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" on this day in history.  

1949  On April - 20 jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his first race, in Albany, California  

1949  On this day in history the birth of Jessica Lange American actress  

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

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

1950  On this day in history r C Cameron discovers asteroid #1575 Winifred  

1950  On April - 20 balt's Memorial Stadium opens  

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

1953  57th Boston Marathon won by Keizo Yamada of Japan in 2:18:51 on April - 20.  

1953  On this day in history 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  On April - 20 jaap Vranken, organist/composer (Stabat mater), dies  

1957  On this day in history john Kelley, the first American since 1945, wins the Boston Marathon  

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

1958  Buses replace Key System trains at 3 AM on this day in history.  

1958  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1961  Revolt in the South African country of Angola 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  On this day in history birth of edward IV, King (England, 1461-83)  

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 this day in history.  

1594  Matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer was born on April - 20.  

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

1646  On April - 20 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  Death of Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English soldier (b. 1130) on April - 20.  

1314  Clement V, [Bertrand Got], pope (1305-14) move papacy to Avignon, dies on this day in history.  

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

1521  Death of Zhengde, Emperor of China (b. 1491) on April - 20.  

1534  Elizabeth Barton, [St Magd van Kent], British prophet, dies on April - 20.  

1558  On this day in history death of johannes Bugenhagen, German reformer (b. 1485)  

1632  Death of Nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake on this day in history.  

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