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Notable Historical Events for April 20th

1976George Harrison sings lumberjack song with Monty Python

1939Ted Williams' 1st hit (off of Yankee Red Ruffing) a double

1918Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the following day.

1968Pierre Trudeau sworn in as Canada's 15th Prime Minister

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

1809Napoleon I and French forces defeat Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria

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

1997Nick Price wins golf MCI Classic

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

1992Madonna signs $60-million deal with Time Warner

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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