Calendar for April 20th, 2013

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

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

Born 1905: Stanley Marcus (retailer)

Born 1908: Lionel Hampton (jazz musician)

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

Died 1912: Bram Stoker (author)

1940: Electron microscope demonstrated to public

Born 1949: Jessica Lange (actress)

Born 1961: Don Mattingly (baseball player)

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

Born 1976: Joey Lawrence (actor)

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

Died 1992: Benny Hill (comedian)

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

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

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)