April 20 in History – What happened on 20 April in Past

✅ Published on April 20th, 2019 in April in History

20 April - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on April 20, the day number in a year is 110 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 111. April 20 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

April 20 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1535The appearance of sun dogs over Stockholm, Sweden, inspired the painting Vädersolstavlan, the oldest colour depiction of the city.
1657Anglo-Spanish War An English fleet under Admiral Robert Blake attacked a Spanish treasure fleet at Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands.
1712Jahandar Shah ascended the throne of Delhi.
1770Georgian king Erikle II defeated the Ottoman army at the Battle of Aspindra.
1777New York adopted the new constitution as an independent state.
1785Thomas Warton was appointed British poet laureate by King George III.
1792After Foreign Minister Charles François Dumouriez presented the French Legislative Assembly with a long list of grievances against Austria, France declared war to begin the French Revolutionary Wars.
1818Four days after the Court of King's Bench in England upheld murder suspect's right to trial by battle in Ashford v Thornton, the plaintiff declined to fight, allowing the defendant to go free.
1828French explorer René Caillié became the first confirmed non-Muslim to enter Timbuktu, for which he later received a 10,000-franc prize from the Société de géographie.
1836The Wisconsin Territory was formed, the first capital being Belmont.
1845Romon Castilla was made President of Peru.
1878Birth of Maulvi Abdul Haq, father of Urdu.
1878Stowel gifts were introduced for the first time in Australia.
1884Pope Leo XIII published the encyclical Humanum genus, denouncing Freemasonry as well as a number of beliefs and practices purportedly associated with it such as popular sovereignty and the separation of church and state.
1888246 people died due to hailstorm in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh.
1889The birth of German dictator Adolf Hitler.
1911Famous flute player Pannalal Ghosh passed away.
1914A fire and a gun battle between the Colorado National Guard and striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado, led to 17 deaths in the Ludlow Massacre.
1920219 people died in the storm in Alabama and the MCPC.
1921Ferenc Molnar's play Lilyom was first made in English in the city of Broadway.
1939Billie Holiday recorded her version of 'Strange Fruit', which gained fame as an emblem of the Civil Rights Movement.
1939Adolf Hitler's 50th birthday was celebrated as a national holiday in Nazi Germany.
1939In Germany, the 50th birthday of the dictator Adolf Hitler was celebrated as National Day.
1960Boeing 707 became the first jet aircraft in Air India's fleet.
1968British Member of Parliament Enoch Powell made hiscontroversial 'Rivers of Blood' speech in opposition to immigration andanti-discrimination legislation, resulting in his removal from theShadow Cabinet.
1968Pierre Trudeau succeeded Lester B. Pearson as Prime Minister of Canada.
1969British troops arrived in Northern Ireland to reinforce the Royal Ulster Constabulary.
1972The Apollo-16 expedition landed on the moon after battling for six hours in crisis, with John Young and Charles Duke's team becoming the fifth team in history to land on the moon.
1973Canada's AMIK A-2 became the first commercial satellite.
1978Soviet fighters shot down Korean Air Lines Flight 902 after itviolated Soviet airspace.
1986“Jerry’s Girls” closed at St. James Theater New York City after 139 performance.
19908 2/3 Inning perfect game pitched by Brian Holman of Oakland A’s is spoiled by a home run hit by Ken Philips.
1997Cubs beats New York Mets ending NL worst opening, lost 14 straight games.
1997Mark Mc Gwire is 4th to home run on Detroit tiger left field roof (others are Frank Howard, Harmon Killibrew and Cecil Fielder).
1997Shri Indra Kumar Gujral became the 12th Prime Minister of India.
1998Federal court rules that Monica Lewinsky does not have an immunity agreement with Kenneth Starr.
1998The violent German revolutionary group known as the Red Army Faction announced that it had dissolved.
1999Two disaffected students brought guns to their high school in Columbine, Colorado and murdered twelve students, one teacher and then killed themselves.
1999Students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold embarked on a massacre,killing 13 people and wounding over 20 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado.
1999Helmut Cole, former German Chancellor, was awarded the American highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
2008Fernando Lugo became the first non-Colorado Party candidate to be elected President of Paraguay in 61 years.
2008After spending nine days at the International Space Station, the first South Korean astronaut Yisoyeon returned safely to Earth.
2010An explosion on Deepwater Horizon, an offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, caused the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry.
2011Nigeria’s presidential election, held April 16 2011, declares the winner is President Good Luck Jonathan.
2011China releases two prominent human right lawyers, Liu Xiaoyuan and Jiang Tiaanypoung.
2011The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) satellite launch vehicle \ PSLV \ successfully placed three satellites into space.
2012Less than three years after accepting the position of chairman of Disney studio, Rich Ross, resigns.
2012Tens of thousands of people demonstrate in TAHRIR square against continuing military rule in Egypt.



Famous Birthdays of April 20 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1923Mother Angelica / Nun / United States of America
1976Shay Given / Footballer / Ireland
1989Carlos Valdes / Actor / United States of America
1972Željko Joksimović / Singer / Serbia
1979Nate Marquardt / Artist / United States of America
1884Daniel Varoujan / Poet / Armenia
1928Robert Byrne / Author / United States of America
1919Richard Hillary / Pilot / Australia
1979Ludovic Magnin / Footballer / Switzerland
1955Donald Pettit / Engineer / United States of America
1936Pauli Ellefsen / Technician / Faroe Islands
1945Steve Spurrier / Footballer / United States of America
1943Alan Beith / Politician / United Kingdom
1494Johannes Agricola / Reformer / Germany
1946Tommy Hutton / Baseball Player / United States of America
1992Marko Meerits / Footballer / Estonia
1947David Leland / Actor / United Kingdom
1889Tonny Kessler / Footballer / Netherlands
1950Alexander Lebed / Politician / Russia
1965Mukul Sangma / Politician / India
1951Luther Vandross / Writer / United States of America
1974Urmas Paet / Politician / Estonia
1913Mimis Fotopoulos / Poet / Greece
1890Adolf Schärf / Politician / Austria
1960Debbie Flintoff-King / Hurdler / Australia
1964Crispin Glover / Actor / United States of America
1964Andy Serkis / Actor / United Kingdom
1970Avishai Cohen / Singer / Israel
1952Louka Katseli / Economist / Greece
1925Ernie Stautner / Footballer / United States of America

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