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Notable Historical Events for April 20th

1862The first pasteurization test completed by Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard.

1969Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

1986Michael Jordan sets NBA playoff record with 63 points in a game

1759George Frederic Handel is buried in Westminster Abbey, London

1736French mathematician Pierre Louis Maupertuis begins his expedition to Lapland to measure a degree of latitude and prove the shape of the earth, he is joined by fellow scientists Anders Celsius, Charles Etienne Louis Camus, Alexis Claude Clairaut, and Pierre-Charles Le Monnier

1990Pete Rose pleads guilty to hiding $300,000 in income

1992Madonna signs $60-million deal with Time Warner

1904George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" premieres in London

1997Mark McGwire is 4th to HR on Detroit Tiger left field roof (others are Frank Howard, Harmon Killibrew, & Cecil Fielder)

1977"Annie Hall", starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, is released

April 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 20th

1972Carmen Electra [Tara Leigh Patrick], Sharonville, Ohio, American model and actress (Scary Movie, Meet the Spartans)

1889Adolf Hitler, Braunau, Austria, Austrian-born German dictator and Führer of Nazi Germany (1936-45)

April 20th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 20th

2002MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski (62) weds Nancy Benson

1914Poet and critic Ezra Pound (28) weds Dorothy Shakespear

April 20th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 20th

2010Dorothy Height, American civil rights activist, dies at 98

1912Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/writer (Dracula), dies at 64

April 20th Deaths
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