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Notable Historical Events for April 20th

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

1983President Reagan signs a $165B bail out for Social Security

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

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

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

1971Barbra Streisand records "We've Only Just Begun"

1977Woody Allen's film "Annie Hall" premieres

1976George Harrison sings lumberjack song with Monty Python

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

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

1940George Takei, Los Angeles California, actor (Sulu-Star Trek, Green Berets)

April 20th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 20th

2002MLB player Mark McGwire (38) weds Stephanie Slemer (26) in Las Vegas, Nevada

2002MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski (62) weds Nancy Benson

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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