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Historical Events In April - 20

Monday, 02 August 2021

1961  On April - 20 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 this day in history.  

1962  On this day in history new Orleans Citizens Co gives free 1-way ride to blacks to move North  

1962  Arthur Harmat, composer, dies at 76 on April - 20.  

1964  86% of black students boycott Cleveland schools on this day in history.  

1965  On this day in history richard Wessell actor (Carney-Riverboat), dies at 54  

1965  On April - 20 dick Wessel, dies of heart attack on 52nd birthday  

1967  On April - 20 uS planes bomb Haiphong for first time during the Vietnam War  

1967  US Surveyor 3 lands on Moon on April - 20.  

1968  On this day in history pierre Elliott Trudeau sworn-in as Canada's PM  

1968  On this day in history marion Weeks, singer/actress, dies of stroke at 81  

1969  On this day in history 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  Cecil Parker, actor (Court Jester, Operation Snafu), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1974  Paul McCartney releases "Band on the Run" on April - 20.  

1974  On this day in history agnes Moorehead, actress (Endora-Bewitched), dies at 67  

1976  On April - 20 george Harrison sings the lumberjack song with Monty Python  

1977  On April - 20 a R Klemola discovers asteroid #2261  

1977  On April - 20 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  Woody Allen's film "Annie Hall" premiers on this day in history.  

1977  Bryan Foy, director/writer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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  On April - 20 peter Donald, host (Masquerade Party), dies at 60  

1981  Final performance of TV show "Soap" airs on April - 20.  

1981  Rocker Papa John Phillips arrested for drug possession on this day in history.  

1982  On this day in history businessman Peter Pocklington held hostage in his home for almost 12 hours by a gunman demanding $1 million  

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

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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 this day in history.  

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  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  Charles Plumier, French botanist (d. 1704) was born on this day in history.  


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

1317  Agnes van Montepulciano, Italian mystic/saint, dies on April - 20.  

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

1632  On April - 20 death of nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake  

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