World Of Quotes

Quotes, Sayings, and Proverbs
 This day in History - April 20
392 Historic Events for April 20
1912

Fenway Park officially opens, Red Sox beat NY Highlanders 7-6 in 11

Event
1912

Soewarsil Djojopoespito, Indonesia, writer (Toe the Line)

Birth
1912

David Townsend, cricketer (3 Tests Eng v WI 1935)

Birth
1913

Dick Wessel, WI, actor (Dick Tracy vs Cueball, Beware of Blondie)

Birth
1914

18th Boston Marathon won by James Duffy of Canada in 2:25:01.2

Event
1914

33 killed by soldiers during mine strike in Ludlow, Colo

Event
1916

German-British sea battle off Belgian coast

Event
1916

Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field) in Chicago opens, Cubs beat Cin Reds 7-6

Event
1917

Pravda (Lenin names Russia "Free land of world")

Event
1918

Reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies

Death
1919

Polish Army captures Vilno, Lithuania from Soviet Army

Event
1920

John Paul Stevens, Illinois, 103rd Supreme Court Justice (1975- )

Birth
1920

Balfour Declaration recognized, makes Palestine a British Mandate

Event
1920

Big Show ends 2 year run on NBC radio

Event
1920

7th modern Olympic games opens in Antwerp Belgium

Event
1920

Tornadoes kill 219 in Alabama and Mississippi

Event
1920

Phillies mgr Gravvy Cravath puts himself in as pinch hitter, his 3- run homer beats NY Giants 3-0

Event
1921

Donald Gunn MacRae, sociologist

Birth
1923

Tito Puente, Puerto Rico, bandleader (Dance Mania)

Birth
1924

Nina Foch, Leiden Netherlands, actress (American in Paris)

Birth
1924

Gerhard Samuel, composer

Birth
1924

Paul M Van Buren, US theologist (Theological Explorations)

Birth
1925

Ernie Stautner, NFL tackle (Steelers)/WLAF head coach (Galaxy)

Birth
1925

Richard Hoffmann, composer

Birth
1925

29th Boston Marathon won by Charles Mellor of Ill in 2:33:00.6

Event