Historical Events In April - 20
Friday, 07 August 2020
1917 On April - 20 pravda (Lenin names Russia "Free land of world")
1918 The Canadian Government calls up men from ages of 20 to 22 for military service on April - 20.
1918 Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the following day on this day in history.
1918 On April - 20 reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies
1919 On this day in history polish Army captures Vilno, Lithuania from Soviet Army
1920 On this day in history 7th modern Olympic games opens in Antwerp
1920 Tornadoes kill 219 in Alabama & Mississippi on April - 20.
1920 On April - 20 7th modern Olympic games opens in Antwerp Belgium
1920 On this day in history john Paul Stevens, Illinois, 103rd Supreme Court Justice (1975- )
1921 Donald Gunn MacRae, sociologist on April - 20.
1923 Tito Puente, Puerto Rico, bandleader (Dance Mania) on April - 20.
1924 On April - 20 gerhard Samuel, composer
1925 On this day in history 29th Boston Marathon won by Charles Mellor of Ill in 2:33:00.6
1925 On this day in history ernie Stautner, NFL tackle (Steelers)/WLAF head coach (Galaxy)
1926 On this day in history first check sent by radio facsimile transmission across the Atlantic
1926 1st check sent by radio facsimile transmission across Atlantic on April - 20.
1926 On this day in history harriett Elizabeth Byrd, politician (Wyoming house of Reps)
1927 Karl Muller, Switzerland, superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987) on April - 20.
1929 On April - 20 the first Italian parliament made up completely from Mussolinis Fascists opens
1931 On April - 20 louis Armstrong recorded the classic, " When It’ s Sleepy Time Down South" , for Okeh Records
1931 On April - 20 35th Boston Marathon won by Jim Henigan of Mass in 2:46:45.8
1932 On this day in history giuseppe Peano, mathematician, dies
1934 On April - 20 one of America’ s most beloved child stars made her debut. Shirley Temple debuted in " Stand Up and Cheer", which opened in New York City. Moviegoers would rave about her song and dance routine, " Baby, Take a Bow", for many years.
1934 Heinrich Himmler becomes inspector Prussian secret state police on this day in history.
1935 On April - 20 on the island of Formosa a 7.1 quake causes 3,280 deaths. One of the world's deadliest earthquakes
1935 On this day in history "You're Hit Parade" begins broadcasting (becomes #1 quickly)
1935 On this day in history juliaan de Vriendt, Flemish painter, dies at 92
1936 On this day in history 40th Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown of RI in 2:33:40.8
1939 On April - 20 new York World's Fair opens
1939 On this day in history ted Williams' first hit (off of Yankee Red Ruffing) a double
1940 Electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa on April - 20.
1940 1st electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa on this day in history.
1941 On this day in history the birth of Ryan O'Neal, American actor
1941 100 German bombers attack Athens on this day in history.