Historical Events In April - 20
Saturday, 06 June 2020
1861 Robert E Lee resigns from Union army on April - 20.
1861 Battle of Norfolk, VA on April - 20.
1862 The first pasteurization test completed by Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard on this day in history.
1865 Safety matches were first advertised this day on April - 20.
1865 On this day in history 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 On April - 20 3rd Enforcement Act (President can suspend writ of habeas corpus)
1871 On this day in history william Henry Davies, Wales, poet (Autobiography of a Super Tramp)
1872 On April - 20 sF Bar Association organized
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 this day in history.
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 Robert Lynd, Irish writer/critic (Pleasures of Ignorance) on April - 20.
1881 Nikolai Miaskovsky, Novogeorievsk Poland, composer (Kirov is With Us) on this day in history.
1884 Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Freemasonry" on this day in history.
1888 On April - 20 246 reported killed by hail in Moradabad, India
1889 The birth of Adolf Hitler, Dictator of Germany on April - 20.
1889 Adolph Hitler, Braunau Austria, dictator of Nazi Germany (1936-45) on this day in history.
1890 Adolf Scharf, president Austria (1957-65) on this day in history.
1893 The birth of Harold Lloyd, American silent film star on this day in history.
1893 On this day in history the birth of Joan Miro, Spanish artist
1893 On this day in history harold Lloyd, Burchard Neb, silent comic (Why Worry, Safety Last)
1894 136,000 mine workers strike in Ohio for pay increase on this day in history.
1894 Martinus Nijhoff, poet/interpreter/linguistic (spelling) on this day in history.
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 Bernard Verhoeven, poet/literature (About the Laugh) on this day in history.
1898 US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota opens on April - 20.
1900 On April - 20 fred Raymond, composer
1900 On this day in history mebel Mercer, popular British singer, dies
1901 On this day in history michel Leiris, French cultural anthropologist