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Historical Events In April - 20

Tuesday, 03 August 2021

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 April - 20.  

1943  On April - 20 braves manager Casey Stengel is struck by a taxi, fractures a leg  

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

1945  Hitler commits suicide after U.S. troops occupy Munich on April - 20.  

1945  Soviet troops enter Berlin on this day in history.  

1945  On April - 20 uS 7th army captured German city of Nuremberg  

1945  On April - 20 cleveland Browns organization formed by Arthur "Mickey" McBride  

1946  On this day in history the first baseball broadcast in Chicago, Cards vs Cubs  

1946  1st baseball broadcast in Chicago, Cards vs Cubs on April - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

1947  On this day in history 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 April - 20 nYC hikes subway fare from 5 cents to 10 cents  

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

1949  The birth of Jessica Lange American actress on April - 20.  

1949  On this day in history 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  R C Cameron discovers asteroid #1575 Winifred on this day in history.  

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

1951  On this day in history uS performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak  

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

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

1954  On April - 20 "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 April - 20.  

1957  John Kelley, the first American since 1945, wins the Boston Marathon on April - 20.  

1957  On this day in history 61st Boston Marathon won by John J Kelley of Conn in 2:20:05  

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

1958  Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 for the Stanley Cup on this day in history.  

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  Revolt in the South African country of Angola on April - 20.  

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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 April - 20.  

1494  On April - 20 birth of john Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister  

1586  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1317  On this day in history agnes van Montepulciano, Italian mystic/saint, dies  

1521  On April - 20 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 this day in history.  

1632  On this day in history death of nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake  

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