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Historical Events In April - 20

Friday, 03 July 2020

1961  On this day in history the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave approval for FM stereo broadcasting  

1962  On this day in history jesse G Vincent engineer designed first V-12 engine, dies at 82  

1962  NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 63,250 m on April - 20.  

1962  New Orleans Citizens Co gives free 1-way ride to blacks to move North on April - 20.  

1962  On this day in history arthur Harmat, composer, dies at 76  

1964  86% of black students boycott Cleveland schools on April - 20.  

1965  Richard Wessell actor (Carney-Riverboat), dies at 54 on April - 20.  

1965  On this day in history dick Wessel, dies of heart attack on 52nd birthday  

1967  US planes bomb Haiphong for first time during the Vietnam War on April - 20.  

1967  On this day in history uS Surveyor 3 lands on Moon  

1968  Pierre Elliott Trudeau sworn-in as Canada's PM on this day in history.  

1968  Marion Weeks, singer/actress, dies of stroke at 81 on April - 20.  

1969  On April - 20 ken Harrelson just about quit major-league baseball this day. Harrelson was being traded from the Boston Red Sox, an American League contender, to the Cleveland Indians, a perennial American League non-contender  

1971  On this day in history barbra Striesand records "We've Only Just Begun"  

1971  On this day in history uS Supreme Court upholds use of busing to achieve racial desegregation  

1971  On this day in history cecil Parker, actor (Court Jester, Operation Snafu), dies at 73  

1972  On April - 20 apollo 16's Young & Duke land on Moon with Boeing Lunar Rover #2  

1973  On this day in history canadian ANIK A2 becomes first commercial satellite in orbit  

1973  On this day in history robert Armstrong, actor (Fall Guy, Exposed), dies at 82  

1974  Agnes Moorehead actress (Endora-Bewitched), dies at 67 on April - 20.  

1974  On this day in history paul McCartney releases "Band on the Run"  

1974  Agnes Moorehead, actress (Endora-Bewitched), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1976  On this day in history george Harrison sings the lumberjack song with Monty Python  

1977  A R Klemola discovers asteroid #2261 on this day in history.  

1977  On this day in history ottawa starts $41 million program to upgrade the East Coast fishery.  

1977  On April - 20 supreme Court rules "Live Free or Die" may be covered on NH licenses  

1977  On April - 20 woody Allen's film "Annie Hall" premiers  

1977  Bryan Foy, director/writer, dies at 80 on April - 20.  

1979  On April - 20 johnny Carson was said to be leaving "The Tonight Show". Newspapers around the country gave details about why the comedian and late-night host was said to be unhappy after 17 years on the show  

1979  Peter Donald, host (Masquerade Party), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1981  On this day in history final performance of TV show "Soap" airs  

1981  On this day in history rocker Papa John Phillips arrested for drug possession  

1982  Businessman Peter Pocklington held hostage in his home for almost 12 hours by a gunman demanding $1 million on April - 20.  

1982  Andrew Sandham, cricketer (325 Eng 1930, 879 runs in 14 Tests), dies 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 April - 20.  

1586  On this day in history birth of saint Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (d. 1617)  

1592  On this day in history birth of john Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author  

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

1633  Emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (d. 1654) was born on this day in history.  

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  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 April - 20.  

1314  On April - 20 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 April - 20 death of zhengde, Emperor of China (b. 1491)  

1534  Elizabeth Barton, [St Magd van Kent], British prophet, dies on this day in history.  

1558  Death of Johannes Bugenhagen, German reformer (b. 1485) on this day in history.  

1632  Death of Nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake on April - 20.  

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