Historical Events In April - 20
Wednesday, 05 August 2020
1861 On April - 20 robert E Lee resigns from Union army
1861 Battle of Norfolk, VA on this day in history.
1862 The first pasteurization test completed by Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard on April - 20.
1865 On April - 20 safety matches were first advertised this day.
1865 On April - 20 chicago's Crosby Opera House opens
1866 Victor Hollaender, composer on April - 20.
1869 On April - 20 johann Carl Gottfried Loewe, composer, dies at 72
1870 On April - 20 simeon Roncal, composer
1871 3rd Enforcement Act (President can suspend writ of habeas corpus) on April - 20.
1871 William Henry Davies, Wales, poet (Autobiography of a Super Tramp) on April - 20.
1872 SF Bar Association organized on April - 20.
1872 On April - 20 ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja), dies at 62
1876 Gerard J Arbous, actor/publicist (Prince William of Orange) on April - 20.
1879 On this day in history the first mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London & Cyprus
1879 1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London & Cyprus on this day in history.
1879 On April - 20 robert Lynd, Irish writer/critic (Pleasures of Ignorance)
1881 On April - 20 nikolai Miaskovsky, Novogeorievsk Poland, composer (Kirov is With Us)
1884 On April - 20 pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Freemasonry"
1888 On April - 20 246 reported killed by hail in Moradabad, India
1889 The birth of Adolf Hitler, Dictator of Germany on this day in history.
1889 Adolph Hitler, Braunau Austria, dictator of Nazi Germany (1936-45) on April - 20.
1890 Adolf Scharf, president Austria (1957-65) on this day in history.
1893 On this day in history the birth of Harold Lloyd, American silent film star
1893 On this day in history the birth of Joan Miro, Spanish artist
1893 Harold Lloyd, Burchard Neb, silent comic (Why Worry, Safety Last) on April - 20.
1894 136,000 mine workers strike in Ohio for pay increase on April - 20.
1894 On April - 20 martinus Nijhoff, poet/interpreter/linguistic (spelling)
1896 1st public film showing in US John Philip Sousa's "El Capitan," premieres in NYC on this day in history.
1896 On April - 20 senor Wences, ventriloquist (Close the Door)
1897 On this day in history bernard Verhoeven, poet/literature (About the Laugh)
1898 US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota opens on April - 20.
1900 On this day in history fred Raymond, composer
1900 Mebel Mercer, popular British singer, dies on April - 20.
1901 Michel Leiris, French cultural anthropologist on this day in history.