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 This day in History - April 20
392 Historic Events for April 20
1879

1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London and Cyprus

Event
1879

Robert Lynd, Irish writer/critic (Pleasures of Ignorance)

Birth
1881

Nikolai Miaskovsky, Novogeorievsk Poland, composer (Kirov is With Us)

Birth
1881

Sem Dresden, composer/conductor

Birth
1884

Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Freemasonry"

Event
1888

246 reported killed by hail in Moradabad, India

Event
1889

Adolph Hitler, Braunau Austria, dictator of Nazi Germany (1936-45)

Birth
1890

Adolf Sch„rf, president Austria (1957-65)

Birth
1893

Harold Lloyd, Burchard Neb, silent comic (Why Worry, Safety Last)

Birth
1893

Juan Mir¢, Spain, painter/sculptor (Dog Barking at the Moon)

Birth
1893

Hermann Ungar, writer

Birth
1894

Martinus Nijhoff, poet/interpreter/linguistic (spelling)

Birth
1894

136,000 mine workers strike in Ohio for pay increase

Event
1896

Senor Wences, ventriloquist (Close the Door)

Birth
1896

1st public film showing in US John Philip Sousa's "El Capit n," premieres in NYC

Event
1897

Bernard Verhoeven, poet/literature (About the Laugh)

Birth
1897

Gregory Ratoff, Petrograd Russia, actor/director (Corsican Brothers)

Birth
1898

US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota opens

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1899

Edouard Pailleron, French attorney/comedian (voice o—), dies at 64

Death
1900

Fred Raymond, composer

Birth
1900

Kees Verwey, painter/water colors painter/cartoonist

Birth
1900

Mebel Mercer, popular British singer, dies

Death
1901

Michel Leiris, French cultural anthropologist

Birth
1902

Marie and Pierre Curie isolate radioactive element radium

Event
1902

Vesselin Stoyanov, composer

Birth