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 This day in History - April 20
392 Historic Events for April 20
1902

Donald Wolfit, England, actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, Accursed)

Birth
1903

Dagmar Edqvist, Swedish author (Kamrathustru-Wife and Comrade)

Birth
1903

NY Highlanders play their 1st game, with Jack Chesbro losing 3-1 to Al Orth and Washington

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1903

7th Boston Marathon won by John Lorden of Mass in 2:41:29.8

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1904

Louisiana Purchase Exposition opens in St Louis

Event
1904

Bruce Cabot, Carlsbad NM, actor (Diamonds are Forever, King Kong)

Birth
1904

George Bernard Shaw's "Candida," premieres in London

Event
1906

Australian wombat; oldest known marsupial, dies in London Zoo at 26

Death
1907

William Dollar, St Louis, ballet dancer/choreographer

Birth
1907

Alan Reed, actor/voice (Fred Allen Show, Fred Flintstone)

Birth
1907

Miran Bux, cricketer (his one season of Test and 1st-class play 1954-55)

Birth
1908

12th Boston Marathon won by Tom Morrissey of NY in 2:25:43.2

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1908

Wilhelmus M Bekkers, bishop of Hertogenbosch

Birth
1908

Henry Chadwick, sports reporter (baseball), dies at 85

Death
1909

Lionel Hampton, orch leader/vibraphone improviser (Depths Below)

Birth
1909

Guido Alberti, literary patron/businessman

Birth
1909

Richard Stubbs, publicity adviser

Birth
1910

Cleve Indians Addie Joss 2nd no-hitter, beats Chicago, 1-0

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1910

Halley's Comet passes 29th recorded perihelion at 87.9 million km

Event
1910

Robert F Wagner, (Mayor-D-NYC, 1954-65) [or May 15]

Birth
1911

Kukrit Pramoj, politician

Birth
1912

Ed Jones, (Rep-D-TN, 1969- )

Birth
1912

Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/writer (Dracula), dies

Death
1912

Frederick Craig Riddle, violist

Birth
1912

Tiger Stadium in Detroit opens, Tigers beat Cleve Indians 6-5

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