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 This day in History - April 20
392 Historic Events for April 20
1983

Rangers 2-Isles 7-Patrick Div Finals-Isles hold 3-2 lead

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1983

Soyuz T-8 launched; mission aborted when capsule fails to dock

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1984

Russian offensive in Panshirvallei Afghanistan

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1984

Mabel Mercer, English/US singer (Fly me to the moon), dies at 84

Death
1985

Carlos Lopes runs world record marathon (2:07:12)

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1985

Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mark Williams

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1985

Karyn Marshall of NYC lifted 303 lbs in a clean and jerk lift

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1986

"Jerry's Girls" closes at St James Theater NYC after 139 performances

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1986

Michael Johnson sets NBA playoff record with 63 points in a game

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1986

Vladimir Horowitz performs in his Russian homeland

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1986

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1987

Sri Lanka: Tamils shoot 122 Singalezen dead

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1987

Antony Tudor, dancer/choreographer (Amer Ballet Theater) dies at 78

Death
1987

16th Boston Women's Marathon won by Rosa Mota of Portugal in 2:25:21

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1987

91st Boston Marathon won by Toshihiko Seko of Japan in 2:11:50

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1987

US deports Karl Linnas, charged with nazi war crimes, to USSR

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1988

US accuses Renamo of killing 100,000 Mozambiquians

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1988

Balt Orioles set worst record to start a season 0-14 (will go 0-21)

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1988

NJ Devils 1st playoff hat trick-Eric Broten

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1988

Yanks HR 9,999 (D Winfield) 10,000 (C Washington) 10,001 (J Clarke)

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1990

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

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1990

8 2/3 inning perfect game pitched by Brian Holman of Oakland A's is spoiled by a home run hit by Ken Philips

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1990

Horst Sinderman, RDA 1st minister (1973-76), dies

Death
1991

Raghib "Rocket" Ismael signs with Toronto Argonauts for $26.2 million

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1991

Yumzhagin Tsendenbal, PM of Mongolia (1952-74), dies

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