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Calendar for April 20th, 2013

1810s

  • Died 1812: George Clinton became first U.S. vice president to die in office

  • 1900s

  • 1902: French scientists Pierre and Marie Curie isolated radium chloride from pitchblende

  • Born 1905: Stanley Marcus (retailer)

  • Born 1908: Lionel Hampton (jazz musician)

  • 1910s

  • Died 1912: Bram Stoker (author)

  • 1912: Boston's Fenway Park hosted its first professional baseball game. The Boston Red Sox played the New York Highlanders (now the Yankees).

  • 1940s

  • 1940: Electron microscope demonstrated to public

  • Born 1949: Jessica Lange (actress)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1961: Don Mattingly (baseball player)

  • 1968: Pierre Elliott Trudeau was sworn in as 15th Prime Minister of Canada

  • 1970s

  • Born 1976: Joey Lawrence (actor)

  • 1979: During a fishing trip, an upset swamp rabbit approached President Carter’s boat, Plains, GA

  • 1990s

  • Died 1992: Benny Hill (comedian)

  • Died 1996: Christopher Robin Milne (son of A.A. Milne, basis for the Winnie the Pooh character Christopher Robin)

  • 2000s

  • Born 2000: Funny Cide (thoroughbred race horse, won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes in 2003)

  • 2006: Tony Gemignani spun 17.6 ounces of dough for 2 minutes to form pizza base 33.2 inches wide, in Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • 2010s

  • Died 2010: Dorothy Height (civil rights activist; she stood on the platform with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during his historic "I Have a Dream" speech)


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