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 This day in History - April 20
392 Historic Events for April 20
1926

Harriett Elizabeth Byrd, politician (Wyoming house of Reps)

Birth
1926

1st check sent by radio facsimile transmission across Atlantic

Event
1927

Karl MĀller, Switzerland, superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987)

Birth
1929

Bob Braun, Ludlow Ky, singer (Dotty Mack Show)

Birth
1930

Alan Oakman, cricketer (England batsman against Australia 1956)

Birth
1931

Lee H Hamilton, Daytona Beach Fla, (Rep-D-Ind, 1965- )

Birth
1931

35th Boston Marathon won by Jim Henigan of Mass in 2:46:45.8

Event
1931

British House of Commons agrees for sports play on Sunday

Event
1932

Giuseppe Peano, mathematician, dies

Death
1934

Heinrich Himmler becomes inspector Prussian secret state police

Event
1934

Lindsay Oliver John Boynton, furniture historian

Birth
1935

Juliaan de Vriendt, Flemish painter, dies at 92

Death
1935

"You're Hit Parade" begins broadcasting (becomes #1 quickly)

Event
1936

40th Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown of RI in 2:33:40.8

Event
1936

Pat Roberts, (Rep-R-KS, 1981- )

Birth
1936

Jews repel an Arab attack in Petach Tikvah Palestine

Event
1938

Betty Cuthbert, Australia 100m/200m/400m dash (Olympic-gold-1956, 64)

Birth
1938

Bernard Malivoire, France, cox pair (Olympic-gold-1952)

Birth
1938

Johnny Tillotson, Jacksonville Fla, singer (Gidget, Poetry in Motion)

Birth
1939

Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norwegian premier (1981-82, 86-89, 90- )

Birth
1939

Ted Williams' 1st hit (off of Yankee Red Ruffing) a double

Event
1939

New York World's Fair opens

Event
1940

George Takei, LA Calif, actor (Sulu-Star Trek, Green Berets)

Birth
1940

James Gammon, Newman Ill, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Nick-Nash Bridges)

Birth
1940

Jan Cremer, Dutch writer/sculptor (I, John Cremer)

Birth