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 This day in History - April 20
392 Historic Events for April 20
1940

Pilar Miro, director (Wether, Beltenebros)

Birth
1940

1st electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa

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1941

Joni Evans, NYC, publisher (Simon and Schuster, Random House)

Birth
1941

100 German bombers attack Athens

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1941

Dodgers start to wear liners in their caps

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1941

Barend ter Haar, Dutch lawyer, dies in Buchenwald at 49

Death
1941

Ryan O'Neal, LA Calif, actor (Peyton Place, Paper Moon, Love Story)

Birth
1942

Heavy German assault on Malta

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1942

German occupiers forbids Dutch access to their beach

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1943

Michael Greer, Galesburg Ill, actor (Bobby Gentry Show)

Birth
1943

Ian Watson, UK, sci-fi author (Book of Being, Whores of Babylon)

Birth
1943

Edie Sedgwick, Santa Barbara CA, actor (Ciao Manhattan)

Birth
1943

Braves manager Casey Stengel is struck by a taxi, fractures a leg

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1944

NFL legalizes coaching from bench

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1944

Dutch Communist Party-resistance fighter John Postma sentence to death

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1945

US 7th army captured German city of Nuremberg

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1945

Cleveland Browns organization formed by Arthur "Mickey" McBride

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1945

US forces conquer Motobu peninsula on Okinawa

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1945

German occupiers flood Beemster and Fencer

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1945

Soviet troops enter Berlin

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1945

Jimmy Winston, London, organist (Samll Facres-Itchycoo Park)

Birth
1946

1st baseball broadcast in Chicago, Cards vs Cubs

Event
1946

50th Boston Marathon won by Stylianos Kyriakides of Greece in 2:29:27

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1947

Frederik IX becomes king of Denmark

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1947

David Leland, Cambridge England, actor/director (Nothing But Trouble)

Birth